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ERIC Number: EJ1052179
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
High-Achieving and Average Students' Reading Growth: Contrasting School and Summer Trajectories
Rambo-Hernandez, Karen E.; McCoach, D. Betsy
Journal of Educational Research, v108 n2 p112-129 2015
Much is unknown about how initially high-achieving students grow academically, especially given the measurement issues inherent in assessing growth for the highest performing students. This study compared initially high-achieving and average students' growth in reading (in a cohort of third-grade students from 2,000 schools) over 3 years. Using a 3-level longitudinal piecewise hierarchical linear model, we contrasted summer and school year growth rates to examine initially high-achieving and average students' trajectories. Average students grew steeply during the school year and gained nothing over the summer. By contrast, initially high-achieving students grew more slowly than average students during school but maintained that same slower growth rate in the summer.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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