Document Number: 3086BIA and DOD Schools: Student Achievement and Other Characteristics Often Differ from Public Schools - Students in the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) school system have much lower academic achievement than students in public schools. These achievement problems are attributed to low family income, difficulty in recruiting and retaining administrative staff and problems with school facilities. On the other hand, the report found, Department of Defense (DOD) schools perform better than public schools. The academic achievement of DOD students generally exceeds that of elementary and secondary students nationwide; and on college admission tests, DOD students score at or near national averages. DOD school administrators indicated that nearly all their teachers are fully certified for the subjects or grade levels they teach and about two-thirds have advanced degrees. (General Accounting Office, September 2001)...
Related IssuesAt-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)