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Kuhfeld, Megan – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
It has been common knowledge for decades that poor and working-class students tend to experience "summer learning loss," a drop in performance between spring and fall that serves to widen the gap between students. However, new research shows that the reality of summer learning loss is more complex. Megan Kuhfeld draws on data from the…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement
Swanlund, Andrew; Dahlke, Katie; Tucker, Natalie; Kleidon, Brianna; Kregor, Jennifer; Davidson-Gibbs, Debbie; Hallberg, Kelly – American Institutes for Research, 2012
American Institutes for Research (AIR) conducted an evaluation of the effect on struggling readers of implementing the READ 180 reading intervention in five participating schools in Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) under a Striving Readers grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The evaluation used an experimental design in order to produce a…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Reading Achievement