LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Several summer school programs in the Little Rock School District are helping students enhance up their reading and math skills.
"We work with students to enrich math background especially pertaining to fractions. We also try to offer science and engineering to make sure students are getting an enriching environment," says Morgan Ealy, Math Journeys Coordinator at Dr. Martin Luther King Elementary School.
According to the National Summer Learning Association, students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of the summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of summer.
Karen James, the director of Early Childhood Literacy Program recommends exposing kids to five books over the summer.
"If they're interested in comic books or interested in sports magazines, it's a great time to capitalize on the type interests they have," says James.
"We choose students based on test scores so we choose students who have gaps in their learning so students below basic or basic and then if we notice we have open spots we open it up to everyone in the district," says Ealy.