Evidence of Positive Student Outcomes in JROTC Career Academies

Evidence of Positive Student Outcomes in JROTC Career Academies

Evidence of Positive Student Outcomes in JROTC Career Academies

Evidence of Positive Student Outcomes in JROTC Career Academies

Synopsis

This report focuses on an examination of the effects of the JROTC Career Academy program on student outcomes, including grades, attendance, and graduation. The authors found that grade-point averages for the JROTC Career Academy students were significant

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In 1992, the U.S. Departments of Defense and Education joined together to create a new high school program aimed at encouraging at-risk youth to remain in school until graduation. the program is a marriage of the defense-sponsored Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) program and a comprehensive high school reform initiative referred to as career academies.

This report focuses on an examination of the effects of the jrotc Career Academy program on student outcomes, including grades, attendance, and graduation. It is a companion report to MR-741-OSD, Implementing jrotc High School Career Academies. the intended audience for this report includes the program's sponsors as well as those working or interested in the field of educational reform, including researchers, school district administrators, teachers, parents, and business and community leaders.

This research was sponsored by the Director, Special Projects and Research, in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. It was conducted within the Forces and Resources Policy Center of RAND's National Defense Research Institute (NDRI). ndri is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the unified commands, and the defense agencies.

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