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Summer Slump Citations and Links

Read Executive Director Liane Akana's research review on the summer slump, which references several of these sources.

Find brief cited statistics at www.summerlearning.org.

The Learning Season: Executive Summary by Dr. Beth M. Miller.

Cooper, Harris et. al. (1996) The Effects of Summer Vacation on Achievement Test Scores: A Narrative and Meta-Analytic Review. Review of Educational Research, 66(3) 227-268. See abstract

Alexander, Karl L., Entwisle, Doris R. & Olson, Linda Steffel. (2007) Lasting Consequences of the Summer Learning Gap. American Sociological Review, 72(2) 167-180. See abstract

Education Commission of the United States. (June 2009) Summer Learning; Moving from the Periphery to the Core. The Progress of Education Reform, 10(3) 1-6.

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