Migrant Students: Resources for Migrant Children Similar to Other Students but Achievement Still Lags

Florida State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights

In response to large number of migrant families in Florida, the Florida Advisory Committee performed a study examining the equity of resources available to migrant students compared to non-migrants. The educational resources discussed are: (1) teacher-student ratios, (2) staff-student ratios, (3) computer technology, and (4) library resources. They also compared the achievement of migrant versus non-migrant students as indicated by average 4th grade reading scores. They reiterate multiple times that it is a study of equity of resources, not adequacy of funding for migrant education programs.

Citation

Migrant Students: Resources for Migrant Children Similar to Other Students but Achievement Still Lags. (2007). Florida State Advisory Committee.

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