Dr. Ray Huntington of the Huntington Learning Center urges parents to engage their children in learning activities to avoid summer regression. Put simply, summer regression is the loss of academic knowledge gained throughout the school year. “Learning loss or the ‘summer slide’ among students over summer break is a very real problem that we see often,” says Huntington, adding that most students can lose several months of grade-level equivalency in math and reading achievement during this period. He offers several ways for parents to help minimize summer regression.
Summer break is here, which means that high school students aren't interacting in the classroom or engaging in problem-solving activities in a formal setting.
While summer is typically a time for children to relax and enjoy time off from all-day learning, it's a good idea to take charge of your child's skills during this period.