School’s Out: The Role of Summers in Understanding Achievement Disparities

@article{Atteberry2019SchoolsOT,
  title={School’s Out: The Role of Summers in Understanding Achievement Disparities},
  author={Allison Atteberry and Andrew J. McEachin},
  journal={American Educational Research Journal},
  year={2019},
  volume={58},
  pages={239 - 282}
}
Summer learning loss (SLL) is a familiar and much-studied phenomenon, yet new concerns that measurement artifacts may have distorted canonical SLL findings create a need to revisit basic research on SLL. Though race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status only account for about 4% of the variance in SLL, nearly all prior work focuses on these factors. We zoom out to the full spread of differential SLL and its contribution to students’ positions in the eighth-grade achievement distribution. Using a… 

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