Summer school students in Parlier Unified School District in Parlier, CA saw gains of 9 to 21 percentage points upon completion of a new summer school program provided by DataWORKS Educational Research.
Daily lessons focused on teaching students phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.
Students were given pre- and post-tests to track their progress, and by the end of the six-week academy, students showed impressive gains. English Language Arts scores for student groups increased an average of 9 to 21 percentage points (fig. 1).