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Why Summers Matter in the Rich/Poor Achievement Gap


by Richard Allington & Anne McGill-Franzen August 24, 2009

Summer reading loss accounts for at least 80 percent of the reading achievement gap by 9th grade. Yet almost no federal or state programs or school district initiatives target summers as key to closing the achievement gap. In this paper we report on studies illustrating that much can be done, and be done inexpensively, to address summer reading loss.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 24, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15757, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 12:02:11 AM

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