ERIC Number: ED170926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Year-Round Schools. Volume I: Final Report.
Pelavin, Sol H.
This study of a junior high school and its four feeder elementary schools was designed to assess the economic, the educational, and the social impact of a year-round school (YRS) program. The authors conclude that the YRS program was an unqualified success. The summary of the three assessments is quite positive with regard to the economic impact, neutral (with positive overtones) with regard to the educational impact, and positive with regard to the social impact. The YRS program saved money while not adversely affecting educational gains. The YRS students made substantial mean achievement gains, with the disadvantaged students making especially notable progress. Despite the catalog of favorable reactions from YRS parents and teachers, district parents and teachers in the traditional program have a low opinion of the YRS program. This finding reinforces the reported experience that getting people to try the YRS program is a monumental effort. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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.