Summer Learning Loss

Summer Learning Loss Too many children lose ground over the summer months. Without access to the enriching activities available to more affluent peers, research shows that children from low-income families lose as much as three months of reading comprehension skills over the summer. By the end of fifth grade, they are nearly three grade levels behind their peers.

Low-income students lose an average of more than two months in reading achievement in the summer, while their middle income peers tend to make gains in reading.

By the end of the fifth grade, disadvantaged children are nearly three grade equivalents behind their more affluent peers in reading.

Studies show 6-week summer learning programs can produce statistically significant gains in reading performance.

 

Summer Learning Loss

 

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