Juvenile offenders detained by the Juvenile Justice System are legally guaranteed the right to a free education. No Child Left Behind entitles these confined youths to the same educational standards and entitlements as their non-delinquent peers. Statewide assessment tests are administered to empirically measure the quality of the educational programs and student academic achievements. Previous performance results indicate that correctional schools provide the lowest scores. No experiential data exists on this low score phenomena, therefore the following research is a novel attempt to establish a richer understanding as to why correctional students score significantly lower than their non-delinquent counterparts. This information can provide youth correctional facilities with the necessary knowledge needed to bring forth positive educational amendments.with a greater understanding of academic performance demonstrated by each sample youth - i.e. how many detained students within the research sample demonstrated an ... Test results of the January 2006 6th grade ELA exam were provided in raw score form. ... Sample: Juveniles detained by the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice were the identified units of analysis for this research project.
|Title||:||No Child Left Behind Principles as Predictors of Correctional Youths Academic Performance Scores|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|