Should schools send their students' multiple-choice text messages?
In a paper, 'How to maintain skill practice over school breaks', the researchers aim to unpick what negative impact school breaks can have on student learning.
The 'summer gap' effect has been documented in many school subjects, particularly where a strong foundation of prior knowledge is required.
In comparison, a new study published by one of my colleagues at Cambridge University analyses the relationship between allocated curriculum time and value-added results. The findings report rather mediocre results.
In this new American study (March 2020), the researchers