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ERIC Number: ED213789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Summer Growth and the Effectiveness of Summer School. Technical Report #8 from the Study of the Sustaining Effects of Compensatory Education on Basic Skills.
Klibanoff, Leonard S.; Haggart, Sue A.
This report examines the pattern of student achievement over the summer and the effects and cost effectiveness of summer school. The results of the reported research are directed toward the following policy issues: (1) the relationships between the cost (resources) of summer programs and growth in student achievement; (2) the differences in cost effectiveness as a function of alternative combinations of resources; and (3) a comparison of the relative cost effectiveness of summer and school-year programs. It is reported that the cost of instructional resources used in summer reading and math programs are usually higher for students with lower pretest scores. The overall results of the reading study is said to show no absolute loss for the general population, for Compensatory Education (CE) students, or for Title I students. However, CE students make smaller gains over the summer than non-CE students, and the report cites this as evidence that there is a relative loss in achievement gains for CE students. (Author/JCD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Program Evaluation (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Mountain View, CA.; System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I