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Morton, Brenda M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
The purpose of this qualitative research study was to explore the perceptions of former and current foster youth about the barriers they encountered during their K-12 education, and to learn how they overcame these obstacles and achieved academic success. The study included in-depth interviews of 11 participants, all of whom were current or former…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Academic Achievement, Barriers, Qualitative Research
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Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2005
This issue highlights five distinct studies. The first study looks at achievement and its association to Montessori programs, magnet programs, and traditional schooling programs. The second provides evidence on the efficacy of the Even Start program in comparison to Title I programs. The third examines the effects of full-day and half-day…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Montessori Schools, Magnet Schools, Academic Achievement
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Griswold, Philip A. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2005
End-of-year marks and achievement test results in intermediate grade math and reading were linked to high-stakes test results at the secondary level. The results suggest that analysis of marks and test scores would alert educators to students who may be at-risk. This study is an example of the scientific approach to school improvement advocated by…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Test Results, Educational Change, School Psychologists