Date of Award
Open Access Dissertation
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy
Muskie School of Public Service
Catherine Ann Fallona
Elementary school, socioeconomic status, performance levels, achievement gap, out of school learning
This quantitative study of summer learning for Maine students in grades three through grades eight analyzed changes in academic achievement level in mathematics and reading that occurred during the summer recess of 2009. The patterns of learning exposed in this study have meaningful implications for policymakers attempting to close the achievement gap.
Mazjanis, Brian I., "Divergent Summers: Measuring the Effect-Size of Summer Vacation on Reading and Mathematics Achievement Scores for Different Populations of Maine Students" (2015). All Theses & Dissertations. 120.