An Alternative to "No Excuses": Considering Montessori as a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy:
Montessori students faired better than waitlisted children (who enrolled in other ECE programs) on a host of academic and social emotional measures (math & literacy composites, social understanding, mastery orientation, liking of academic tasks).
Standardized Test Performance in Public Montessori Schools:
Publicly available test score data from 10 states, comparing public Montessori schools with surrounding district averages, showed that Montessori students were more likely to be proficient on state tests.
An Association Between Montessori Education in Childhood and Adult Wellbeing:
Amongst a sample of nearly 2,000 surveyed adults (median age of 36), two years spent in Montessori school as a child predicted significantly higher levels of subjective wellbeing (known to predict a host of positive life outcomes.
Montessori Education Elevates and Equalizes Child Outcomes:
This mixed methods study proposed that the Montessori approach shares closer theoretical alignment with the principles of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy than traditional or "no excuses" educational models.
Montessori in Action Podcast Feature!
Click on the image to listen to Dr. Lillard's feature on the podcast "Montessori in Action"! She and Jestus Randolph discuss the systematic review of Montessori research.

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