Critical Facts about Summer Reading from Scholastic.com
- Learning or reading skill losses during the summer months are cumulative. By the time a struggling reader reaches middle school, summer reading loss has accumulated to a two-year lag in reading achievement.
- It is estimated that the “Summer Slide” accounts for as much as 85% of the reading achievement gap between lower income students and their middle-and upper-income peers.
- Third graders who can’t read on grade level are four times less likely to graduate by age 18 than a proficient reader.
- Studies show that making sure there are always interesting books at home can increase the likelihood of a child being a frequent reader.