ERIC Number: EJ596384
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Summer Vacation on Achievement Test Scores: A Narrative and Meta-Analytic Review.
Cooper, Harris; Nye, Barbara; Charlton, Kelly; Lindsay, James; Greathouse, Scott
Review of Educational Research, v66 n3 p227-68 Fall 1996
A review of 39 studies indicates that achievement-test scores decline over summer vacation. Meta-analysis results from combining the 13 most recent studies indicate that the summer loss equals about one month on a grade-level equivalent scale. Discusses implications for school calendar changes. Contains 68 references. (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Narrative Inquiry
Note: Research supported by the Center for Research in Social Behavior, University of Missouri-Columbia and the Center for Excellence for Research and Policy on Basic Skills, University of Tennessee.