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Report Series: Higher Achievement Evaluation
Part 1 of 2

Summer Snapshot

Exploring the Impact of Higher Achievement’s Year-Round Out-of-School-Time Program on Summer Learning

A study finds that participation in the summer part of a program for middle-school-age youngsters is linked to improved attitudes toward school.
July 2011
A group of mixed race and gender student standing around and looking inside a giant fish tank
  • Author(s)
  • Carla Herrera, Leigh L. Linden, Amy J. A. Arbreton, and Jean Baldwin Grossman
  • Publisher(s)
  • Public/Private Ventures
Page Count 61 pages


A Wallace-commissioned report looks at the summer portion of Higher Achievement, a year-round program for middle school youngsters, finds that participants experienced benefits including greater interest in attending competitive high schools. They did not experience higher academic gains than a comparison group, however. A companion report finds links between participation in the school-year portion of the program and gains in reading and math.

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