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Supporting Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care - Education Programs

1. In addition to allowing states to provide services such as training in daily skills, education and employment assistance, counseling, case management, and a written transitional independent living plan, the Chafee Program amendment also allows them to use _____% of Chafee funds for room and board.

A. 10

B. 30

C. 50

D. 70


2. Higher levels of education are associated with:

A. Better health

B. Increased civic engagement

C. Better outcomes for children

D. All of the above


3. According to the legislation, evaluations must assess programs’ effects on all of the following, except for:

A. Employment

B. Education

C. Physical health and wellbeing

D. Personal development


4. When youth enter foster care, they are more likely to be “old” for their grade level and to perform more poorly on standardized assessments than other students their age.

A. True

B. False


5. Youth in foster care are less likely to graduate from high school than their peers.

A. True

B. False


6. Some of the achievement gap between youth in foster care and their non-foster care peers may stem from _________ they experienced before their first placement, and if left unaddressed, may continue to affect their ability to learn.

A. Abuse

B. Neglect

C. Other trauma

D. All of the above


7. Outside jurisdictions with the largest child welfare populations, there may be a need to explore virtual programs or programs that have a more person-centered design.

A. True

B. False


8. For youth in the child welfare system, programs may need to target substitute caregivers and avoid biological parents, particularly in jurisdictions where children have long stays in foster care.

A. True

B. False


9. One caution in data sharing between education and child welfare agencies is that when linked administrative data are used for targeted recruitment, school-age youth in foster care who have dropped out, are highly mobile, or are being served in specialized settings, will be missed unless additional measures are taken to include them.

A. True

B. False


10. Youth in some states can now remain in foster care until their 21st birthday as long as they:

A. Complete secondary education or a program leading to an equivalent credential.

B. Enroll in an institution that provides postsecondary or vocational education.

C. Maintain employment for at least 80 hours per month.

D. Any of the above.


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