NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Back to results
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: ED562833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Targeting Summer Credit Recovery
Eno, Jared; Heppen, Jessica
Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness
Algebra is considered a key gatekeeper for higher-level mathematics course-taking in high school and for college enrollment (Adelman, 2006; Gamoran & Hannigan, 2000). Yet, algebra pass rates are consistently low in many places (Higgins, 2008; Ham & Walker, 1999; Helfand, 2006), including Chicago Public Schools (CPS). This is of particular concern because academic performance in core courses during the first year of high school is the strongest predictor of eventual graduation (Allensworth & Easton, 2005). Offering online credit recovery courses is one strategy to deal with high failure rates. However, no rigorous evidence currently exists about the efficacy of online credit recovery courses. Understanding patterns of treatment effects may provide clues to the relative strengths and weaknesses of online and standard face-to-face (f2f) learning. A related policy question is whether district and school administrators should target online learning to certain students. This paper investigates these questions by exploring heterogeneity in the treatment effects of online algebra credit recovery using Chicago Public School students who failed second semester Algebra I in the spring of freshman year, and attempted credit recovery as part of the study in summer 2011 or 2012. [For a related abstract, see ED562834.]
Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness. 2040 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208. Tel: 202-495-0920; Fax: 202-640-4401; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE)
Identifiers - Location: Illinois