According to research conducted by John Hopkins University, the effects of summer learning loss can yield to nearly a three-month loss in grade-level equivalency in math and a two-month loss in grade-level equivalency in reading. Therefore, most teachers spend the first four to six weeks of school reviewing concepts from the previous school year.
John Hopkins University’s report stated the following lasting consequences of the summer learning gap:
- Better-off and disadvantaged youth make similar achievement gains during the school year, but during the summer, disadvantaged youth fall significantly behind in reading.
- By the end of fifth grade, disadvantaged youth are nearly three grade equivalents (3 years) behind their more affluent peers in reading.
- Two-thirds of the ninth-grade reading achievement gap can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities during the elementary school years.
- Early summer learning losses have later life consequences including high school curriculum placement, whether kids drop out of high school, and whether they attend college.
By enrolling your child in any of our summer programs, you will not only promote continued learning or prevent reading gaps in your child, but you will also foster academic gains and achievement.