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Cooper, Harris; Lindsay, James J.; Nye, Barbara; Greathouse, Scott – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1998
The amount of homework assigned and completed, and attitudes about homework, were studied through questionnaires completed by 709 students, their parents, and 82 teachers. Differences in student, parent, and teacher perceptions of the amount of homework assigned and completed are discussed. In the lower grades, amount of homework completed helped…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Grades (Scholastic)
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Cooper, Harris; Nye, Barbara; Charlton, Kelly; Lindsay, James; Greathouse, Scott – Review of Educational Research, 1996
A review of 39 studies indicates that achievement-test scores decline over summer vacation. Meta-analysis results from combining the 13 most recent studies indicate that the summer loss equals about one month on a grade-level equivalent scale. Discusses implications for school calendar changes. Contains 68 references. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students