Summer Math Interventions and Income Status: A Meta-Analysis


Quinn, D. M., Lynch, K., & Kim, J. S. (Working Paper). Summer Math Interventions and Income Status: A Meta-Analysis.


Academic summer programs are a popular strategy for providing compensatory education for low income students.  While early meta-analytic evidence suggested that summer school was more effective for middle income students than low income students (Cooper et al., 2000), a recent meta-analysis on summer reading programs found the opposite (Kim & Quinn, 2013).  In this paper, we extend Kim & Quinn (2013) by meta-analyzing 13 studies of summer math programs conducted between 1998 and 2011.  We find, consistent with Kim & Quinn's (2013) reading finding, that summer math programs were more effective for low income students than higher income students.  

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