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Xiang, Zongping; Schweinhart, Lawrence J. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2002
Presents findings from a longitudinal evaluation of the effectiveness of the Michigan School Readiness Program, which targeted four-year-olds at risk for school failure. Compared to nonparticipants of similar age and socioeconomic background, 24 percent more participants passed the grade 4 state literacy test, 16 percent more passed the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, High Risk Students
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Schweinhart, Lawrence J.; Weikart, David P. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2002
Describes results from the Perry Preschool Project, which began in 1962 to assess whether high-quality preschool programs would provide short- and long-term benefits to impoverished African American students. Longitudinal data indicated that compared to nonparticipants, participants had significantly higher earnings, percentages of home and second…
Descriptors: Black Students, Early Childhood Education, High Risk Students, Longitudinal Studies
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Kortering, Larry J.; Konold, Tim R.; Glutting, Joseph – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 1998
Studies youths' motivation for school attendance. Survey results suggest that the motivations for high school dropouts were consistent with those of nondropouts. Comparisons showed both groups to be comparable in terms of the relative influence of socialization, extracurricular activities, and pleasing an authority. (MMU)
Descriptors: Attendance, Dropout Attitudes, High School Students, High Schools