ERIC Number: ED446114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun-28
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Is Summer School Effective for Remediation in Algebra I? Research Watch. E&R Report.
Baenen, Nancy; Lloyd, Wanda
This document summarizes the results of a dissertation (M. Alford, 1999) that focused on the success of Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), North Carolina, students who failed Algebra I in 1994-1995 and retook it during the 1995 summer session or the 1995-1996 regular school year. Success was defined by three measures of student learning: pass/fail rates, North Carolina End-of-Course test scores, and final letter grades. For students who failed Algebra, repeating the course in summer school was as effective as repeating the course the next school year in improving students' knowledge. End-of-Course test scores improved for both groups (with no significant differences between groups), and students who took the course during summer school were more likely to pass than those repeating the course during the regular school year. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.