ERIC Number: ED087092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Evaluations of Year-Round School Programs. An ERS Research Brief.
Nygaard, Debra D.
To provide educators with a compilation of available data on the implementation and operation of year-round programs, this publication incorporates reviews of evaluative studies conducted by six year-round programs: the Prince William County, Virginia, 45-15 Plan; the Valley View, Illinois, School District, 45-15 Plan; the Dade County, Florida, Quinmester Plan; the Atlanta, Georgia, Public Schools Four-Quarter Plan; the Becky-David School, Missouri, 45-15 Plan; and the Chula Vista, California, 45-15 Plan. Studies were selected that are relatively thorough in both scope and evaluative procedures and representative in terms of the type of program evaluated and geographic location of the program. Program evaluations are reviewed separately because of the variability in type of program, school characteristics, implementation procedures, measurement tools, and other factors. Most of the evaluations analyze costs; student achievement; and the attitudes of the community, parents, students, and teachers toward the program. Several of the evaluations also discuss administrator attitudes and duties, and one program evaluation considers the effect of their school's year-round program on extracurricular activities. A 40-item bibliography is included. (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Community Attitudes, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Schools, Extended School Year, Facility Utilization Research, Parent Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Quarter System, School Schedules, Secondary Schools, Space Utilization, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Trimester System, Year Round Schools
Educational Research Service, Inc., 1815 North Fort Meyer Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($5.00)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.