Did you know that your child may lose nearly half of his school year math progress in the summer?
Recent research points to a troubling trend: Summer learning loss increases as students progress through middle school.
Careful analysis by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) shows that in the summer following third grade, students lose nearly 20 percent of their school-year gains in reading and 27 percent of their school-year gains in math. But four years later, after seventh grade, students lose on average 36 percent of their school-year gains in reading and 50 percent of their school-year gains in math.
“As kids grow less and less during the school years, they are still seeing the same summer drop—so they are losing proportionately more,” said Megan Kuhfeld, a research scientist at NWEA who authored the study.
Let’s process that for a moment. A student might lose nearly half or more of the progress he’s made during the school year— just for taking a break from the routine of daily school. And research indicates that this slide may get steeper with each year!
Summertime is a wonderful chance for a child to refresh and experience new things— but it’s clear that providing some framework to prevent learning loss is valuable.
Our 2019 summer programs are designed to help stop summer slide. With group sessions conveniently scheduled in several locations, and customized 1-on-1 tutoring in over 60 subjects always available, we are on a mission to help your child start the 2019-2020 school year with her best foot forward.
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