This study examines how homelessness negatively affects the school attendance and academic performance of school-age children in elementary school grades 3 through 6. A secondary data analysis was conducted on data collected from an Orange County school district to determine how homelessness affects students in the school setting. Academic performance was determined based on STAR Reading and Math Test scores. Results suggest that school attendance and academic performance are not significantly affected by homelessness. Additionally, results indicated that school attendance affects academic performance and that age is related to academic performance as well. Further research must be conducted to better assess the influence homelessness can have on children in school.
|Commitee:||Campbell, Venetta, Mayers Pasztor, Eileen|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Elementary education|
|Keywords:||Academic performance, Homeless school-age children, Orange County, Reading and Math Test scores, School attendance|
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