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ERIC Number: EJ944391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
Effects of Year-Round Schooling on Disadvantaged Students and the Distribution of Standardized Test Performance
Graves, Jennifer
Economics of Education Review, v30 n6 p1281-1305 Dec 2011
Using detailed longitudinal data for the state of California, this paper estimates the effect of year-round school calendars on nationally standardized test performance of traditionally disadvantaged students. The student subgroups studied in this paper are: low socioeconomic status, limited English proficiency, Hispanic and Latino, and African American students. I find significant negative effects of multi-track year-round calendars on academic achievement for all subgroups examined, with only the limited English proficiency student subgroup producing unreliable estimates. Negative and significant results for another type of year-round calendar, single-track, are also found for the full sample of students and low socioeconomic status students. (Contains 27 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California