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Do Immigrant Students' Reading Skills Depend on How Long they Have Been in their New Country?
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- 01 May 2013
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- In most OECD countries, newly arrived 15-year-old immigrant students show poorer reading performance than immigrant students who arrived in their new country when they were younger than five.
- Students who emigrated from less-developed countries where the home language differs from their new language of instruction are particularly vulnerable to the "late-arrival" penalty in reading performance.
- Immigrant students from countries with similar levels of development and the same language as the host country do not suffer any late-arrival penalty at all.