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Cann, Damon; Karakaplan, Mustafa; Lubke, Margaret; Rowland, Cyndi – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Students' basic reading and math skills can decline significantly during the summer months. Most attribute this to the prolonged period during which young students are outside of a structured learning environment (Cooper et al 1996). While summer learning loss occurs among all income groups, the effects are more pronounced for those from…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Foreign Countries, Summer Programs, Program Evaluation
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Mayer, Alexander – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Performance-based scholarships were developed to help tackle some of the financial obstacles facing students in the postsecondary education system. In general, these scholarships aim to help reduce the financial burdens of low-income college students, and are structured to help incentivize good academic progress. Performance-based scholarships…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Low Income Groups, Scholarships, Performance Factors