Students in year-round schools do better, study shows

Read about this Group G placement site featured in the Globe & Mail article about year-round school.
It has been a great opportunity for teacher candidates from Brock University to see first hand the benefits of year-round schooling.

At Roberta Bondar Public School, full-year education has been the only option for its 900 kindergarten to Grade 8 students since the school opened in 2005. Their school year features the same 194 days and curriculum as regular Ontario schools, but almost half of the two-month summer vacation time on the traditional school calendar is spread throughout the year.

Full-year education has been the only option for its 900 kindergarten to Grade 8 students since the school opened in 2005. Their school year features the same 194 days and curriculum as regular Ontario schools, but almost half of the two-month summer vacation time on the traditional school calendar is spread throughout the year.

Some results of this continuous learning, according to the pilot study by the Peel District School Board, are higher Grade 7 test scores in math, students who remember significantly more information after breaks and, as a result, teachers who can dive right into new material without having to spend weeks reviewing concepts students would normally forget over the summer. This was found especially beneficial for students learning English as a second language, and students with learning difficulties. - Read the full article by Natalie Stechyson

I would suspect that these positive test scores are also a result of a great principal, and dedicated teachers that engage students and parents.

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