ERIC Number: ED468698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Summer Academy in the Wake County Public Schools: An Evaluation of the 2001 Program.
During the summer of 2001, the Wake County Public School System, North Carolina, conducted a Summer Academy for students in grades 3 through 8 scoring at Level 1 or Level 2 in the states achievement testing program, the End-of-Grade tests. An evaluation explored how the schools implemented the Summer Academy program and the impact on students. Data were gathered from student achievement reports and school district documents. In all, 3,043 students attended Summer Academy, roughly 70% of those eligible. The per pupil expenditure was just over $842. Most of the students who attended the Summer Academy still scored below Level III on the tests administered at the end of the program, and only 29% of students who received a Level I or II score on the regular administration were able to earn a passing score at the end of the Summer Academy. Several reasons are offered for the low success rate. These reasons center on the significant deficits in learning of program students and the relatively short period in which the Summer Academy operated, only about 15 days. An appendix contains principals responses to the survey questionnaire. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.