Alief Libraries = Summer Reading

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Don't Fall into the Summer Slide

  • Children in low-income households fall behind an average of 2 months in reading during the summer with losses building up each summer.
  • Summer learning loss accounts for two-thirds of the 9th grade achievement gap in reading.
  • Students from low-income households with access to books over the summer see significantly more gains in reading scores from spring to fall than students from high-income households with access to books and those from low-income households without access to books.
  • Differences in children’s summer learning experiences during their elementary school years can ultimately impact whether they earn a high school diploma and continue to college.

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Charla Hollingsworth, M. Ed., M.S.

Information Literacy and Digital Program Specialist