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.These examinations are administered twice a year in the areas of English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. This research has placed sole emphasis on those scores produced by correctional youths on the 6th grade English language ... Every juvenile delinquent who is processed into the New York City Juvenile Justice System must take the STAR reading test. ... Given access to these files, the researcher easily recorded these scores for the sample population (note, these rawanbsp;...
|Title||:||No Child Left Behind Principles as Predictors of Correctional Youths Academic Performance Scores|
|Author||:||Linda Ann Russo|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|