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Preventing Summer Slide

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What is summer slide?

Summer slide refers to the learning loss in academic skills and knowledge over the course of summer vacation.

Why is it important to know how to fight summer slide?
Research shows…

  • On average students lose 2 months of reading skills and 2.6 months of math skills
  • By the end of grade 6 students who have experienced summer learning loss are an average of 2 years behind their peers
How do I turn summer slide into summer GAIN? Spending 2-3 hours per week during the summer is needed to prevent learning loss. Check out these great fun resources to use with your student!