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ERIC Number: ED262028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Single Parents and Student Achievement--A National Tragedy.
Shreeve, William; And Others
Can single-parenthood adversely affect children's school achievement? A recent study conducted in the secondary schools of a rural Washington State school district dramatically confirms that it does. Conducted in 1984 by the Eastern Washington University Department of Education, the research project surveyed a remarkably homogenous population of 201 7th through 12th grade students by administering California Achievement Tests and collecting grade point average data. In every instance but one, single-parent students scored lower than their two-parent counterparts. These results and the homogenous nature of the population suggest that single parenthood may be the deciding factor in school success for many students. This study reports survey findings and discusses implications for America's public schools. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A