August 30, 2013, New York NY -
Results from a survey released today indicated that 75% of students believe that summer vacation impacts their ability to retain information. When students were asked: "Do you think summer vacation affects your scholastic productivity?", 75% of the respondents indicated "Yes, I lose some of the stuff I learned last year over the summer."
The survey, which was conducted between August 26, 2013 and August 29, 2013 was conducted by the TutaPoint.com unit of Apparos Education.
According to the American Educational Research Association, Test scores are negatively impacted by summer vacation. The negative impact increases with age, likely due to a students inability to regularly practice skills, like math, over summer vacation.