ERIC Number: ED170925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Year-Round Schools. Executive Summary.
Pelavin, Sol H.; And Others
This is the executive summary of a study of a year-round school (YRS) program conducted for the office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. The three basic objectives of the study were to assess the economic, educational, and social impacts of the YRS program. The program was implemented in one junior high school and its four feeder elementary schools in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District of California. The report concludes that the program is an unqualified success. The program accomplished its primary goal of alleviating overcrowding in the classrooms and eliminating double sessions while not increasing the cost of education. In fact, the cost went down. At the same time, the program has not adversely affected the educational gains of its participating students. Moreover, the program is now well accepted by parents, teachers, and the community-at-large. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA.