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What Works Clearinghouse, 2008
This study examined whether "Children's Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools"[R] improve students' reading assessment scores. The study reported higher gains in reading assessment scores for students who participated in the "CDF Freedom Schools"[R] program than for students who did not participate, evaluating more than 3,000…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Scores, Reading Tests, Summer Programs
Calhoun, James M., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Student achievement is not progressing on mathematics as measured by state, national, and international assessments. Much of the research points to mathematics curriculum and instruction as the root cause of student failure to achieve at levels comparable to other nations. Since mathematics is regarded as a gate keeper to many educational…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Program Effectiveness, Pretests Posttests, Achievement Gains