The WDE, in partnership with MetaMetrics, is trying to stop the negative effects of summer learning loss with two summer learning initiatives: Find a Book, Wyoming and The Summer Math Challenge. These summer activities are FREE and each is described below.
Find a Book, Wyoming
Find a Book, Wyoming enables students, educators and parents to build custom reading lists based on their reading ability (Such as Lexile® measure) and personal interests. The tool also enables students, parents, and educators to check the availability of books at their local library, and to submit a pledge to read this summer. To access the Find a Book, Wyoming tool, visit lexile.com/fab/wy.
The Summer Math Challenge
The Summer Math Challenge is a math skills maintenance program based on grade-level state standards. The program is geared toward students who have just completed 1st through 8th grade, and is designed to help them retain math skills learned during the previous school year. Parents who enroll their child receive daily emails with targeted activities and resources. The Summer Math Challenge begins June 19th, and runs until July 28th. For more information, visit quantiles.com/summer-
Both learning tools use measures that are reported on the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) for grades three through eight as well as grade 11. Find a Book, Wyoming uses a student’s reading score (reported as a Lexile measure) to provide a corresponding list of texts that fall within that student’s reading ability. The Summer Math Challenge uses a student’s mathematics score (reported as a Quantile® measure) to produce activities tailored to the student’s mathematical ability. Both tools have features that allow students, parents and educators to estimate a Lexile or Quantile measure if it is not known.