Lost Learning Time Compounds Over Summers. Students Are Taking an Extra Hit Right Now – Inside School Research
More than half of students consistently experience summer learning loss throughout their primary grades, finds a large new national longitudinal study, with compounding summer deficits leaching away on average nearly 40 percent of students’ yearly progress.
Allison Atteberry of the University of Colorado-Boulder and Andrew McEachain of the RAND Corp., co-authors of the new study in the American Educational Research Journal, analyzed the progress of nearly 18 million students in 7,500 districts who participated in the math or English/language arts tests from NWEA’s Measures of Academic Progress from 2008 to 2016.
As the charts below show, the researchers found students’