Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer Brain Drain

-- Most students -- regardless of family income or background -- lose 2 to 2 1/2 months of the math computational skills that they learned during the school year.

-- Students from low-income homes lose two to three months in reading skills learned in the previous school year.

-- Middle-class students make slight gains in reading achievement as measured on standardized tests.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That article is just as ridiculous as saying minorities learn better by discovery. Looks like the education cartel is attempting to explain why there is an achievement gap between minorities and whites. Its anything but the books - it couldn't be the books - we researched that subject thoroughly. Send your kids to more school - that'll make them smarter. The biggest flea circus on earth is at an NCTM math conference. Fleas make pathetic liars. (I'm in good form today!)