Montessori programs have grown considerably over the past decades. There have been two major facets to this growth: expansion from private to public settings and extension from preschool into elementary, junior high school, and beyond. Growth has brought concerns about outcomes, especially academic ones. In particular, there have been questions about the performance of Montessori students when they move on to more conventional academic settings. This research addresses these questions.
A longitudinal study of the Milwaukee Public Schools' experience implementing Montessori education.