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How to balance summer break with summer learning loss

As classrooms close until next fall, talk of the dreaded summer slide increases, particularly as students are still struggling to gain ground lost during the pandemic.

Students’ academic achievement and test scores remain flat or tend to drop during summer break, with greater losses in math than in reading, according to research by Meghan Kuhfeld, PhD, a research scientist for the Collaborative for Student Growth at NWEA and Andrew McEachin, PhD, director of the Collaborative for Student Growth at NWEA.

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