I struggle with the weekly task of qualifying a student for ESY (Extended School Year) on a weekly basis. Will ESY benefit the student or do they not require ESY? Some cases personally I do not think ESY benefits the students at all. It is usually twice a week and the students do not get much out of it. I personally think that the students benefit more from summer school, because it reteaches the student some concepts they did not master during the school year. Now I do have very low students who I recommend for ESY, but that is mainly because I do not think they will get the support at home and they did not fail a class therefore would not qualify for summer school.
Who else has experienced positives and negatives in regards to ESY?