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Enrollment, Demographic, and Program Participation Characteristics of Guam's Freely Associated State (FAS) Micronesian Students

Region:
Pacific
Abstract:

Description: Guam is home to a diverse population, including a high percentage of indigenous Chamorro, Filipino and Micronesian residents. This study will address the need for more precise information regarding FAS Micronesian students in Guam Department of Education (GDOE) schools, a need resulting from a substantial migration of Micronesians from the FAS in Guam in recent years. Results will inform educators' and policymakers' need for information about this student population, as well as potential ways in which to engage families and the community to better serve Micronesian students.
Research Questions:

  1. What is the demographic profile of FAS Micronesian students and non-FAS Micronesian students enrolled in Guam public schools?
  2. What is the education program participation profile and percentage of FAS Micronesian students and non-FAS Micronesian students enrolled in Guam public schools?
  3. What is the academic achievement profile of FAS Micronesian students and non-FAS Micronesian students enrolled in Guam public schools?

Study Design: Researchers will access and descriptively analyze demographic, program participation and academic achievement profiles of FAS Micronesian students in GDOE schools and compare their characteristics to non-FAS Micronesians in GDOE schools through profiles using data from the GDOE PowerSchool and the Pearson Ready Results database. The data sources to be used for this study include data for all students in GDOE schools.

Projected Release Date: Summer 2016

Research Alliance: Engaging Families and Communities Research Alliance in Guam

Keywords: Micronesian Students, Federated States of Micronesia, Family or Community Involvement, Migrant Students

Principal Investigators & Affiliation:
Phillip Herman, McREL International
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