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ERIC Number: ED455298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Assessment: Who Goes to Summer School.
Ediger, Marlow
This paper considers issues related to determining which students should attend summer school to bring their achievement up to standard. One of the first problems in selecting students who must attend summer school is determining the level of achievement students must meet. Determining the types of assessment that should be used, and possibly taking multiple intelligences theory into account, can be quite complicated. Other issues to be considered are how best to help students who do not benefit much from summer school, how intensive programs to help them should be, and how to allow for students' individual learning styles. Policymakers tend to see summer school as punitive, but it might be better to see it as opportunity. Perhaps summer schools should be open to all who want to attend to offer a broad and balanced curriculum that might include aspects of vocational education. Any stigma attached to summer school would be removed. The one-size-fits-all approach to standardized testing should be replaced with assessments that provide for individual differences in determining who should go to summer school. (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A