ERIC Number: ED124669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Summer Study: A Two Part Investigation of the Impact of Exposure to Schooling on Achievement Growth.
David, Jane Lisa
This thesis is composed of two studies which look at the impact of exposure to schooling on achievement growth of children. Both use data from the National Follow Through Evaluation. The first study investigates the hypothesis that the difference in achievement growth between poor and non-poor children is greater during the summer months than during the school year. This hypothesis is studied with achievement test and background data on approximately 1000 children in kindergarten through second grades from Philadelphia. The data are analyzed in three ways, and the three analyses are seen to produce roughly the same pattern of results. Under each approach, the first grade results provide strong support for the hypothesis, while the second grade results provide moderate support, with kindergarten results being inconclusive. The second study involves an analysis of data from a small experiment designed to test the hypothesis that participation in a summer program increases achievement growth and that this increase is maintained throughout the following school year. The findings from three of the four programs used are quite similar and indicate that the programs do have a substantial short term effect on achievement, and that a portion of this effect is maintained throughout the following school year. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Huron Inst., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)