ERIC Number: ED259450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Extending the School Year and Day. ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management: ERIC Digest, Number Seven.
Ellis, Thomas I.
Arguments for lengthening the school day and/or school year are predicated on the notion that more time devoted to learning will yield proportionally higher achievement scores. Research reveals, however, that the correlation between time and achievement is far slighter than expected. The quality of instructional time is more important than quantity; moreover, the costs of extending school time are disproportionate to any resulting instructional gains. (TE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Extended School Day, Extended School Year, Instructional Improvement, School Effectiveness, Time Factors (Learning), Time Management, Time on Task
Publication Sales, ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Center for Advanced Technology in Education, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 (free).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.