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ERIC Number: ED557706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 53
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
Supporting Students through Participation in the Regional High School Summer School Program
Zhao, Huafang; McGaughey, Trisha A.; Wade, Julie
Montgomery County Public Schools
The Office of Shared Accountability (OSA) in Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS) conducted a study of the MCPS Regional High School Summer School Program. Academic intervention programs (AIPs) in MCPS, including the Regional High School Summer School Program, aim to help students gain lost credits and earn credits needed for graduation. The study examined who participated in the 2011-2013 summer school program, how they performed in the courses, how many of them passed October High School Assessments (HSAs), and how many of them graduated or dropped out. In addition, the study examined perspectives of students and staff in Session 1 of the 2013 summer school program based on student and staff surveys. The results of this study may be used to identify areas for improving support to students in the summer programs. The following recommendations are provided based on the study's findings: (1) Enforce policies for student attendance and on-time arrival; (2) Examine the summer school teacher pay system; (3) Provide transparency in the hiring process for the summer program and notify teachers as soon as possible; (4) Continue to rotate summer regional school sites every year within each cluster; (5) Ensure that additional support is provided to struggling students or students at risk of failing a summer course; and (6) Ensure activities and lessons are provided to engage and challenge students in summer courses. Four appendices provide supplemental data tables.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Office of Shared Accountability
Identifiers - Location: Maryland