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ERIC Number: EJ1156425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-3060
The Impact of Summer Learning Loss on Measures of School Performance
McEachin, Andrew; Atteberry, Allison
Education Finance and Policy, v12 n4 p468-491 Fall 2017
State and federal accountability policies are predicated on the ability to estimate valid and reliable measures of school impacts on student learning. The typical spring-to-spring testing window potentially conflates the amount of learning that occurs during the school year with learning that occurs during the summer. We use a unique dataset to explore the potential for students' summer learning to bias school-level value-added models used in accountability policies and research on school quality. The results of this paper raise important questions about the design of performance-based education policies, as well as schools' role in the production of students' achievement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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