Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The year-round calendar has generated interest among many educators as a way to increase student achievement by reducing learning loss that often occurs during long summer vacations. This paper explores various assertions made about year-round education (YRE) as it compares with traditional-calendar education (TCE). Achievement results in the core subjects of math and reading are discussed and compared in school districts.that have utilized either a multi-track, a single-track, or a traditional 9-month calendar:
The outcome of this review indicates mixed results regarding YRE and student achievement.Because many of the studies contained incomplete data and confounding variables such as length of time of implementation, class size, and demographic differences, further research of YRE is suggested.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Connie J. Erpelding
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c2003 Rebecca Okerlund
Okerlund, Rebecca, "The effect of year-round education on student achievement" (2003). Graduate Research Papers. 1289.