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Bright British Boys Lose Out With 30 Month Reading Gap

Research by Dr John Jerrim of the Institute of Education (IOE) has been published by the Sutton Trust recently showing that Britain's brightest boys from the least advantaged homes are more likely to score poorly on international reading tests than those in any other advanced nation.

The Reading Gap shows that England's gap in international reading tests between high achieving 15 year-olds from the most and those from the least advantaged backgrounds is equivalent to 30 months (2.5 years) of schooling.

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