School has been out for a few weeks now, and most kids are enjoying an easier, more carefree schedule.
Unfortunately, the majority of students have already lost some of the academic gains made during the school year. A good number have even dropped in reading level.
This decline, coined ‘summer slide’ by educators, refers to learning loss that occurs over summer break. Studies estimate the average student may lose up to a full month’s worth of instruction, dropping in reading aptitude by up to one grade level.