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ERIC Number: ED589728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Describing Magnet School Students: Applicants 2016-2017 - Students 2017-2018. Research Brief. Volume 1710
Froman, Terry
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
The Miami-Dade County Public School District is a nationally recognized leader in the quality and diversity of educational opportunities. Magnet Programs, in particular, offer distinctive educational choices to students. Magnet programs attract students by offering unique opportunities for in-depth experiences and study in specific areas of interest. Each magnet program emphasizes a specialized theme. The objectives are to create educational interests, honor cultural and ethnic diversity, and promote student achievement. The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief snapshot of the student body applying to and attending magnet programs in Miami-Dade County schools. Comparisons will be made between accepted and not-accepted applicants and between magnet and non-magnet attendants. Demographic variables considered include the race/ethnicity and the gender of students, as well as their participation in the free/reduced price lunch (FRL) program. Additionally, comparisons in academic performance will be considered. It is hoped that studies such as this can help guide future decision-making processes and program offerings.
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. 1450 NE Second Avenue, Miami, FL 33132. Tel: 305-995-1000; Fax: 305-995-7521; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Research Services
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Stanford Achievement Tests