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COVID Slide May be Worse Than You Think!

Apr 18, 2020

With schools being closed until the end of the year and slowly resorting to virtual classrooms, education leaders are bracing for a worse 'summer slide' this year. "New research suggests that the so-called coronavirus or "COVID slide"  will be significantly worse", says a new article published by Education News. 

According to this article, the math learning forecast looks worse than the reading forecast. It says, "Depending on the grade, students were projected to lose anywhere from half to all of their academic growth from the last year, compared to normal student growth." The article states the NWEA study that found upper elementary students faced potentially the biggest losses during school closures, in part because 4th and 5th grades are usually a time of rapid academic growth. 

In another recent article in Education Next, summer learning loss researcher Paul Von Hipple has stated the impact of long school closures on children’s short-term learning and long-term success is typically negative, based on similar closure from the past. Even though children today have the advantage of technology, as compared to previous generations, their adaptation to learning virtually may be uneven. This article reminds us that "it's not a vacation" and "there's still half a semester's worth of curriculum to learn"!

If you are worried about your child falling behind in their math learning, we are here to help! Discover how we can provide face-to-face interactive math instruction and meet your child's needs with Mathnasium @Home.


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