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Saturday, January 23 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Roundtables in Research: State Mandated Summer Programs in Texas: Determining the Effect on High School Students' English Test Scores

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This study focused on whether or not one summer-mandated program in Texas improved student test scores. It also compared the summer program’s curriculum and instructional strategies to the best practices of teaching reading and writing. 

Interpretation of the results suggested that, although the summer program appeared to help 60 percent of its attendees pass the retest, it was not effective for the 40 percent of attendees who failed the exam a second time. Also, 47 percent of non-attendees passed the exam on their second try without attending the summer program. These results suggest that the summer program had limited educational significance. 

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Heather Pule

Coordinator, Secondary ELA, University of Houston

Saturday January 23, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CST
Pecos-Plaza Level (Lower)

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