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ERIC Number: ED561141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 66
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
Ready for Fall? Near-Term Effects of Voluntary Summer Learning Programs on Low-Income Students' Learning Opportunities and Outcomes. Technical Appendixes
McCombs, Jennifer Sloan; Pane, John F.; Augustine, Catherine H.; Schwartz, Heather L.; Martorell, Paco; Zakaras, Laura
RAND Corporation
Prior research has determined that low-income students lose more ground over the summer than their higher-income peers. Prior research has also shown that some summer learning programs can stem this loss, but we do not know whether large, district-run, voluntary programs can improve students' outcomes. To fill this gap, The Wallace Foundation launched the National Summer Learning Study in 2011. The five-year study offers the first-ever assessment of the effectiveness of large-scale, voluntary, district-run, summer learning programs serving low-income elementary students. This resource contains the following technical appendixes that accompany the report: (1) Randomization Design and Implementation; (2) Statistical Analysis; (3) Data Collection; (4) Hypothesized Mediators and Moderators of Summer Program Effects; and (5) Results from Regression Models with Covariates. [For the full report, see ED561140; for the brief, see ED561107.]
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Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Wallace Foundation
Authoring Institution: RAND Education
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