According to a new study by the American Educational Research Association, more than half of the students tracked over a five-year period experienced learning loss over the summer months, averaging a loss of nearly 40 percent of their school year gains each summer.
The study’s authors expect that loss to be magnified by the disruption to in-school learning this year, comparing the period since March to an extended summer vacation for most students.
To help mitigate learning loss, we most often help students over the summer with their core skills – the ones that they will turn to time and again throughout high school and college.
The college admissions test companies continue to struggle with providing access to testing across the country. With many members of the Class of 2021 still lacking scores and the Class of 2022 gearing up to test this fall, the pressure is on for testing to be widely and safely available.
The companies are responding to the crisis with mixed results so far, but both are promising to deliver more testing capacity this fall and winter.