Saturday, February 26, 2011

report: national history day improves test scores

A national evaluation of National History Day suggests that students who participate in the yearlong academic program and competition perform better on standardized tests, are better writers, and are more confident and capable researchers. The independent evaluation compared groups of student participants in National History Day programs to similar sets of students who did not participate. The study examined outcomes for students in four districts, located in Colorado, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Texas.

Rockman et al, 2011, History Day Works: Findings from the National Program Evaluation

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