How does a three month summer vacation affect student reading ability? This study focused on whether students in grades one through seven experienced a gain or loss over the summer months in vocabulary and/or comprehension as measured by a standardized reading survey test.
Johns, J. L., & Vacca, R. T. (1984). An Inquiry into Summer Loss in Reading: Grades 1-7. Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts, 24 (3). Retrieved from https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol24/iss3/11