Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Study: Extra School Days May Increase Achievement Gap.

Education Week (10/2, Zubrzycki) reports a study done by researchers at American University and Rutgers University found that longer school years increase learning for “academically strong” kindergarten students than those who start behind. The study “implies that adding instructional days for all students may actually result in increasing gaps in academic performance.” The study was conducted by comparing test scores taken at the beginning of the year and the end of the year, so the time between the tests was determined by the length of the school year.

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