ERIC Number: EJ1121868
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Supporting the Summer Reading of Urban Youth: An Evaluation of the Baltimore SummerREADS Program
Stein, Marc L.
Education and Urban Society, v49 n1 p29-52 Jan 2017
This article presents an evaluation of the first 2 years of a research-based summer learning program that provided self-selected and developmentally appropriate books to students in low-income and low-resource elementary schools by a local philanthropic organization in a large urban district. The evaluation found evidence of a positive effect of participation in the program on the state year-end standardized reading assessment but found no statistically significant effects on the proximal measures of reading achievement in the fall after summer vacation. The article also provides an analysis of implementation of the program and lessons learned that could be useful to other organizations that are interested in implementing similar programs.
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Summer Programs, Urban Youth, Reading Achievement, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Comparative Analysis, Reading Tests, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Reading Ability, Reading Comprehension, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 2; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 3
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland (Baltimore)
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