Posts Tagged 'summer knowledge backslide'

The School Year is Almost Over. Should You Take Summer Classes?

Though you might not be itching to run back into a classroom, enrolling in a summer class at a local college might just be the best way to spend a healthy chunk of your summer. Over 1.3 million high school students in the U.S. enrolled in college courses last year, and it’s no surprise: immersing yourself in a brand-new environment — college! — will prepare you for the moment you head off on your own journey into higher education. Plus, you’ll end up learning not just the course material but also much about yourself and the world beyond high school. Continue reading ‘The School Year is Almost Over. Should You Take Summer Classes?’

How to Avoid Summer Knowledge Loss

As the end of summer approaches, students get more and more nervous for the start of school. However, few think about the knowledge they have lost over the past weeks of sunbathing, pool parties, and trips to the mall. According to the National Summer Learning Association, “most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the summer months.” In addition, students are also prone to doing worse on standardized tests when they come back from summer break. Here are several ways to combat the knowledge backslide associated with summer vacation and start the school year with a bang! Continue reading ‘How to Avoid Summer Knowledge Loss’