This new report from the RAND Corporation (commissioned by The Wallace Foundation) explores what characteristics of summer programs meet ESSA evidence standards, and what characteristics of summer programs meet ESSA evidence standards. Researchers identified 43 summer programs that met the top three tiers of ESSA’s evidence standards. Questions examined through the research include:

  1. What summer programs serving K–12 students in the U.S. education system have been recently evaluated?
  2. What summer programs have yielded evidence that meets ESSA evidence standards?
  3. What are the characteristics of summer programs that meet ESSA evidence standards?
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