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Does Reading During the Summer Build Reading Skills? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in 463 Classrooms

Jonathan Guryan, James S. Kim, David M. Quinn

NBER Working Paper No. 20689
Issued in November 2014

---- Acknowledgments ----

The authors thank project staff for supporting the implementation of this study, including Kirsten Aleman, Lisa Foster, Helen Chen Kingston, Renee Robins, Gary Rains, Thomas G. White, implementation partners in of Communities in Schools (CIS) of North Carolina, and teachers and principals in the 59 study schools. This study was funded by an Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) grant from the U.S. Department of Education (PR/Award # U396B100195). The authors also thank the Wallace Foundation, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Metametrics Inc., the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and two anonymous family foundations for their generous support. However, the contents of this article do not represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and the content is solely the responsibility of the authors. This RCT was registered in the American Economic Association Registry for randomized control trials under trial number AEARCTR-0000551. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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