UT Professor: 'Summer slide' may not be as much of a problem as schools think | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
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"A UT Austin professor says summer learning loss may not be as much of a concern as parents and teachers have previously thought.

"'Those claims are based on a single study from the 1980s,' said Paul von Hippel of the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

"Paul von Hippel says in a research project, he examined the study used in the 1980s that showed summer learning loss in students in Baltimore, Maryland. According to von Hippel, the Beginning School Study is still widely cited in the belief that summer break creates reading achievement gaps for students, although, he says the study is based upon outdated test-scoring methods."