June 2, 2016For Immediate Release
A Common Pitfall of Summer Break: Summer Learning Loss
OMAHA, NEB. – Nearly all students show a decline in test scores from the beginning of summer compared to the end of summer. On average, students lose 2.6 months of math computations skills and 1 to 2 months of reading skills.
“Students show declines in all core subjects, but learning loss is more significant in math computation and spelling,” said Amanda Setlak, Ph.D., Boys Town Psychologist. “This is likely due to the factual nature of these subjects, as factual information is more easily forgotten if not practiced regularly. Though some students suffer from summer learning loss more than others, a continued focus on education should be an integral part of summer break.”
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