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Summer Learning Loss: What Is It, and What Can We Do About It?

Education Next – David M. Quinn and Morgan S. Polikoff

“As students return to school this fall, many of them – perhaps especially those from historically disadvantaged student groups – will be starting the academic year with achievement levels lower than where they were at the beginning of summer break. This phenomenon – sometimes referred to as summer learning loss, summer setback, or summer slide – has been of interest to education researchers going back as far as 1906. [1] We review what is known about summer loss and offer suggestions for districts and states looking to combat the problem.”(more)

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