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ERIC Number: ED356562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov-11
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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The Impact of Participation in an "Extended-Day" Program upon Academic Achievement.
Counts, Ellis
Too many students are falling through the cracks of our educational system and dropping out of school. A program called Extended-Day School (EDS) was implemented in Franklin County, Tennessee, to help high school students with specific subjects. EDS sought to deal with several problems of at-risk students: fewer study aids, little parent involvement, incomplete homework, and low test scores and grades. In the EDS program students who were failing a subject were given a temporary incomplete rather than a failing grade. After the regular school day was over, the student would work on skills and concepts not mastered in class with a teacher or tutor. At the end of the 6-week program, the student was given the grade earned in EDS in place of the incomplete. The basic concept of the program was that students were not allowed to fail. A study of EDS participants found that 86 percent were successful. A significantly higher percentage of black students utilized EDS than were represented in the student population. However, race was not a factor in success in the program. Black males did have a lower level of success than black females. (JPT)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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