ERIC Number: ED352223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
What YRE Can Do To Enhance Academic Achievement and To Enrich the Lives of Students That the Traditional Calendar Cannot Do.
Oxnard School District, CA.
This document describes studies and other evidence supporting year-round education (YRE) in elementary and secondary schools. Included are six newspaper and journal clippings describing the benefits of YRE schools. The document also quotes from test and survey results that indicate that students who are enrolled in YRE programs learn and retain more information than those in traditional schools. Reading and mathematics achievement-test scores from California students in grades 3, 6, and 8 are compared with scores from the Oxnard (California) School District (with a student enrollment that is 73.9% Hispanic). Graphs and tables illustrate these test results, along with the eighth-grade history and science scores, from 1982 to 1990. While Oxnard's scores consistently fell below statewide averages, visible progress was made to close the disparity that existed in the 1980s. The document advocates YRE as having benefits in the following areas: (1) enhancing the retention of learning; (2) providing intersession programs for remediation and enrichment; (3) providing winter vocations/intersessions for migrant students; (4) providing substitute teachers for summer schools and intersessions; (5) reducing teacher and student burnout; (6) providing year-long opportunities for staff development; (7) providing opportunities for student involvement in extracurricular activities and community programs; (8) providing opportunities for "year-round" student employment; and (9) providing students and families with multiple vacation options. (TES)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oxnard School District, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California