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2018 Research Data and Statistics

The Effects Of Placement And School Stability On Academic Growth Trajectories Of Students In Foster Care
Author(s): Clemens, Elysia V.;Klopfenstein, Kristin.;Lalonde, Trent L.;Tis, Matt.
Published: 2018
Journal Name: Children and Youth Services Review v. 87, April 2018, p. 86-94
Information: …This study examined the effects of placement and school stability on students’ academic growth before, during, and after out-of-home placements. …The findings from the current study underscore the importance of: (a) supporting “catch-up” growth when students initially enter the child welfare system; (b) considering the detrimental effects of co-occurring placement changes and school moves in case planning for students in foster care; (c) maintaining academic progress for those students who are meeting grade-level expectations; and, (d) implementing supports and services that extend beyond the duration of time that students are in foster care.

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