Thursday, July 12, 2007

Students can prevent summer 'Learning Loss'

By Janette Rose, Muskogee Phoenix, June 18, 2007
"..according to researchers from Duke University, taking too much of a break from learning has a negative effect on students. While summer learning loss varies significantly by grade level, subject matter and family income, on average it is the equivalent of 1.0 to 2.6 months of previous learning. In effect, it is the erasing of learning from the student’s mind."
"According to the research, summer loss is more pronounced for math overall than for reading overall." go to original article

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