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Summer Learning loss

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Summer Learning loss

  1. 1. AMY HOWARD LIS 201 H002 OCTOBER 7, 2015 Summer Learning Loss
  2. 2. WHAT IS SUMMER LEARNING LOSS WHO EXPERIENCES THIS LOSS CHALLENGES TO SOLUTIONS SOLUTIONS TO THE LOSS CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD PROGRAM A SIMPLE EFFECTIVE WAY TO HELP CONCLUSION Summer Learning Loss
  3. 3. What is Summer Learning Loss  Loss of reading and math skills  Occurs over summer break  One month of loss over the three months
  4. 4. IT IS NOT EQUAL Who Experiences this Loss  Higher loss for low- income and disadvantaged minorities  Higher loss than the average student’s loss
  5. 5. Challenges to Solutions  Community resources  Human capital  Program accessibility
  6. 6. Solutions to the Loss  Year long school calendar  Summer school  Summer programming
  7. 7. Characteristics of a Good Program  Invest in high quality staff  School and community partnerships  Look for funding  Utilize resources that focus on the success of the program and the student
  8. 8. Simple and Effective Way to Help  Encourage reading  Connect students with adults and teachers who can aid and encourage them
  9. 9. SUMMER LEARNING LOSS MUST BE MINIMIZED Conclusion
  10. 10. References  Alexander, K. L., Entwisle, D. R., & Olson, L. S. (2007). Summer learning and its implications: Insights from the beginning school study. New Directions For Youth Development, 2007(114), 11-32. doi:10.1002/yd.210  Bell, S. R., & Carrillo, N. (2007). Characteristics of effective summer learning programs in practice. New Directions for Youth Development, 2007(114), 45-63. doi:10.1002/yd.212  Donohue, C. (2015, May 19). 6 ways to use reading to prevent the summer slide. Retrieved from  Kim, J. (n.d.). How to make summer reading effective (Brief 3). Retrieved from National Summer Learning Association website  Phillips, R., Harper, S., & Gamble, S. (2007). Summer programming in rural communities: Unique challenges. New Directions For Youth Development, 2007(114), 65-73. doi:10.1002/yd.213  Summer counts: Making summer programs part of the learning equation. (2011). National Civic Review, 100940, 25-26. doi:10.1002/ncr.20081

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