The Academic Characteristics of Black and Latino Boys that Matter in Achievement: An Exploratory Achievement Model of Boys in Single-Sex Schools

Recent findings of the Black and Latino Male Schools Intervention Study (BLMSIS), funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (2006-2009) and directed by the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, show that academic engagement, school climate, and out-of-school activities are key contributors to the academic performance of boys of color in single-sex schools. Among these factors, academic engagement was the single most important contributor to academic performance. Learn more