The summer slide is simply the academic regression that happens to students once they get on summer vacation. There has been a bunch of research done that shows that older students typically lose more over the summer and that there is a link between a child’s socioeconomic status and their loss of reading skills. One of the best ways to prevent this is to get your child to the library over the summer as there are tons of different books that they can pick out.
- A huge component to the idea of the Summer Slide is that during the school year there are a host of resources inside and out of the classroom that are not available during the summer.
- In order to combat the Summer Slide, communities can engage students during the summer with class, activities, and communication.
- The Summer Slide is worse for low-income students, for older students, and is more pronounced in core subjects like math and reading.
“All this academic data correlates with my experience as a teacher.”