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ERIC Number: ED516966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar-3
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Year-Round versus Traditional Schools
Lyttle, LeighAnne
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This document serves as a literature review for the practicality and cost effectiveness of traditional versus year-round school systems. The differences in year-round and traditional schools are many, as the debate lingers on which type is best for students' learning. Generally conclusive, the literature indicates that year-round schools' benefits far outweigh those in traditional calendar schools. It was found that students scored higher on yearly state exams that were enrolled in year-round schools and their achievement levels were better than their counterparts. The expenditure of operating the year-round school was deemed to be beneficial to the students and faculty and not much more than it costs to operate on a traditional system. Teacher motivation and satisfaction was immensely higher in year-round schools. The normal schedule allows for a break in between eight weeks of class, this gives ample time for teachers and students to rest and get ready to begin again. The turnover rates among teachers are much lower in year-round schools as well. Far and above the year-round school system surpasses it's inferior, the traditional calendar school.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A