“Summer learning loss” is the name for a widely accepted and researched phenomenon. Here are statistics on typical degree of learning loss:
- Math: 2.6 months
- Reading: 2 months
- School year learning in general: 25-30% loss
It is thought that up to two full months of school in the fall are needed to get back to the levels kids have reached when summer vacation starts.
A practical website for parents called Be a Learning Hero (https://bealearninghero.org/) has a quick way for you to assess whether your K-8 child has mastered the expected skills.
The site is FULL of information for parents of K-8 students, for example:
- A list of “milestones” kids should be reaching in each grade. A 4-page overview for each grade is at http://tinyurl.com/y5oueuxa
- Short videos explaining K-8 academic standards, especially pertinent to deciding whether summer tutoring is recommended (http://tinyurl.com/y6z465bv), and
- A “Readiness Check” — just enter your child’s grade and you will get a short assessment of skills they should have learned this school year in math and reading: http://tinyurl.com/y4ovxj3x
I recommend that you have your child try the Readiness Check. If you find that they are deficient in the skills tested, we can customize a summer plan that works around your vacation schedule. See suggestions and options here: SUMMER flyer 2019
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Summer Tutoring: https://tutoringphoenixaz.com/summer-registration/
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