Summer Resources for Advancing Student Achievement: Webinar Summary

On Friday, June 28, the FE Coalition hosted its quarterly webinar titled Summer Resources for Advancing Hispanic Student Achievement!

To begin our time together, we briefly discussed “summer slide” – the learning loss that students experience over the summer break – and how this impacts their classroom learning in the following school year.

What is summer slide? Also known as “summer learning loss” or “summer brain drain,” research shows that student achievement declines over the summer break by at least one month’s worth of school-year learning, with sharper declines for math than for reading — some experts suggest the decline is two to three months of learning. That is summer slide.

During the webinar, Ms. Elda Rojas shared with the group her real life experiences of having to combat summer slide in the classroom when the new school year begins, and we learned that it can take up to six weeks to get students back to where they were at the end of the previous year.

After this enlightening discussion, we offered a list of various student and parent resources that pastors and parents can use to combat summer slide and see our students ready for the new school year!

We also shared some great websites where you can get information related to education equity, and we reminded the group about this year’s Education Sunday and National Hispanic Education Summit events.

A complete list of the presentation and resources is available below. Just click on the image to access the resource!

A big thank you to the various groups such as Learning Heroes, Metametrix, Scholastic, the College Board and U.S. ED who make the resources and information available.

And thank you for your commitment to the Ministry of Advancing Hispanic Student Achievement!

Forward and higher in Christ,

Rev. Girien R. Salazar
Executive Director, FE Coalition