Avoid Summer Slide in Math Skills

Summer learning loss is a phenomenon parents and educators have long acknowledged as a significant setback to academic achievement. Math proficiency is particularly susceptible to the summer learning slide. Most students lose 2 to 2 1/2 months of the math computational skills that they learned during the school year. According to researchers at Johns Hopkins […]

Common Core Standardized Testing

Several years have passed after the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (Common Core) in the K-12 public school system, and now the Common Core aligned assessments are rolling out in more than twenty states across the U.S. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states […]

Ten Ways to Fight Summer Brain Drain

The lazy days of summer are right around the corner and for most students it means trading in books and calculators for beach towels and video games. But, neglecting numbers and novels often leads to the dreaded summer brain drain. The result? A sharp decline in students’ academic skills, and a widening of the achievement […]