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ERIC Number: ED124931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 16
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Summer Vacation, Environment, Age and Reading Achievement.
Austin, Gilbert R.; And Others
Baseline data on change in reading achievement over summer vacation in the absence of summer school were obtained for two groups of middle-class children. The Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT) and the reading comprehension subtest of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills were administered in May to 172 third graders and 207 seventh graders. An alternate form of the reading subtest was given to the same subjects in September, and change scores were computed. Both groups gained over the summer months, but only the older-group gain was significant. There was no significant difference in mean gains between upper, middle, and lower ability students. The authors suggest that students' summer intellectual stimulation rather than their cognitive ability influences their summer achievement score change. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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