Achievement Trap - Institute for Educational Advancement

Achievement Trap

This report examines the unique challenges of low-income high-achieving students. While these students defy the stereotype that low-income do not perform well academically, they are often forgotten and fall into the “achievement trap.” This means that despite their strong academic performance, low-income high-achieving students are disproportionately underrepresented among high achievers. Little is known about this population of students, and this report begins to uncover the nuances of their experiences in the education system.