What is Summer Learning Slide?
Studies show that if students take a standardized test at the end of the school year, and then repeat the same test in the fall, they will lose approximately four to six weeks of learning. In other words, they could miss more questions in the fall than they did in the spring. This is commonly called Summer learning slide
When standardized testing scores drop an average of one month it causes teachers to spend at least the first four to five weeks to reteach critical skills. In terms of math, students typically lose an average three months, it may even be more for some students.
How can you help combat summer learning slide?
Like anything, math is something that requires practice and if they are not used regularly, you will run the risk of losing them. Because of this it is important for children to work to keep their mind sharp over the summer.
Teaching math is not just what we do, it’s all we do. For 15 years, we’ve been the authority in math education for grades 2–12. No matter your summer plans, Mathnasium can fit into your schedule. Call to arrange a risk-free assessment or just stop by today!