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Title Making summer count : how summer programs can boost children's learning / Jennifer Sloan McCombs [and 6 others].

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corporation, [2011]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 93 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Rand Corporation monograph series
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-93).
Contents Introduction -- Time, learning, learning decay, and summer learning loss -- Effectiveness of summer learning programs -- Costs of summer programming -- Creating and maintaining summer learning programs -- Conclusions and recommendations.
Summary "Despite long-term and ongoing efforts to close the achievement gap between disadvantaged and advantaged students, low-income students continue to perform at considerably lower levels than their higher-income peers in reading and mathematics. Research has shown that students' skills and knowledge often deteriorate during the summer months, with low-income students facing the largest losses. Instruction during the summer has the potential to stop these losses and propel students toward higher achievement. A review of the literature on summer learning loss and summer learning programs, coupled with data from ongoing programs offered by districts and private providers across the United States, demonstrates the potential of summer programs to improve achievement as well as the challenges in creating and maintaining such programs. School districts and summer programming providers can benefit from the existing research and lessons learned by other programs in terms of developing strategies to maximize program effectiveness and quality, student participation, and strategic partnerships and funding. Recommendations for providers and policymakers address ways to mitigate barriers by capitalizing on a range of funding sources, engaging in long-term planning to ensure adequate attendance and hiring, and demonstrating positive student outcomes"--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Summer schools -- United States.
Cours d'été -- États-Unis.
EDUCATION -- Administration -- General.
EDUCATION -- Evaluation & Assessment.
Summer schools. (OCoLC)fst01138528
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author McCombs, Jennifer Sloan, 1970- author.
Rand Education (Institute), issuing body.
Wallace Foundation, issuing body.
Other Form: Print version: Making summer count. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, ©2011 9780833052667 (DLC) 2011023663 (OCoLC)733755159
ISBN 9780833052711 (electronic book)
0833052713 (electronic book)
9780833052698 (electronic book)
0833052691 (electronic book)
9780833052667 (paperback)
0833052667 (paperback)
Report No. RAND/MG-1120-WF
Standard No. AU@ 000048829005
AU@ 000051332151
DEBBG BV043092145
DEBBG BV044156080
DEBSZ 397021127
DEBSZ 421580488
GBVCP 1008655899
HEBIS 286065932
NZ1 14167813
DKDLA 820120-katalog:999936013405765

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