By now, you may be familiar with the term summer slide, the phenomenon researches have identified where students' math skills slide backwards during the summer months. According to Harvard University's Graduate School of Education (https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/uk/16/06/summer-math-loss), "On average, students lose approximately 2.6 months of learning in math over the summer — and teachers have to give up weeks of class time, or more, to make up for that loss."
2020 delivers a double whammy with what educators are calling the COVID slide. Given the abrupt and early end to the school year, combined with an unexpected migration to online learning in many schools, it may be especially difficult for students to maintain math proficiency going into the fall. The NWEA (https://www.nwea.org/about/), a research-based non-profit that assesses student achievement published this whitepaper in April anticipating the possible consequences of the COVID slide.
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