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The Effect of Summer Vacation on Student Achievement for Disadvantaged Students

  title={The Effect of Summer Vacation on Student Achievement for Disadvantaged Students},
  author={Ann B. Kreft},
Some know it as the “summer learning effect” (SLE), others call it summer learning loss or the “summer slide.” Regardless, educators are not talking about time spent on the playground when they use these terms. They are referring to loss of academic skills during the summer months, which most significantly impacts students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. These students lose an average of three months grade-level equivalency during the summer each year (Smith & Brewer, 2007, p. 2… 


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