Oxford University Press, 2017
Lillard’s 2017 book is a comprehensive summary of the developmental psychology underpinning the Montessori method.
Frontiers in Psychology, 2017
This three-year study of four public Montessori schools in New Haven reduced achievement gaps across income levels and rated Montessori children higher in academic achievement, social cognition, mastery orientation, and school enjoyment. This work is the basis for an ongoing federally funded national study.
Riley Institute at Furman, 2018
This study of 45 public Montessori schools in South Carolina found that Montessori students met more standards and showed more growth (especially in low-income and Black sub-groups), showed more creativity, and had fewer absences, discipline events and suspensions.