The purpose of summer learning is to continue skill practice and to develop necessary “habits of mind” beyond the school year. Summer learning promotes an early start to academic thinking and skill application while supporting common experiences that foster immediate instructional opportunities once students arrive on campus in August.
Summer Reading for All (SR4A)
Every student in LISD is expected to read or be read to this summer. Books, magazines, cereal boxes, paper, or digital, everything read counts.
Every middle and high school student in LISD is expected to read a book of their choice this summer. Students need to be prepared to discuss their reading with classmates and English/Language Arts teachers next school year. For more info, visit the SR4A page.
2023 Elementary Summer Learning Fun
Though elementary students are not assigned specific work to do over the summer, all elementary students are encouraged to read all summer long. For engaging and educational activities designed for elementary-aged students, please visit our Elementary Summer Learning Fun website.
2023 Secondary Summer Learning: Required Assignments
All Secondary Students
English Language Arts (ELA)
Every middle and high school student in LISD is expected to read a book of their choice this summer. Students need to be prepared to discuss their reading with classmates and English Language Arts teachers next school year. For more info, visit the Summer Reading for All page.
Note: LISD no longer has a summer reading list for 8th grade PreAP–12 grade AP courses. In LISD, we do believe that reading over the summer is critical! We do expect ALL LISD students to read at least one book of choice over the summer and to be prepared to discuss what they’ve read upon our return to school in the August.
2023 Summer Learning for LISD Mathematics
IXL Leander ISD
For continued learning in Middle School / High School Mathematics during the summer, please access your LISD IXL account (make sure you are using a Chrome Browser). If you need help with login, follow these instructions: Leander ISD IXL Login Information.
There are many skill plans to choose from for students to continue their mathematics learning over the summer (i.e. Summer Boost Skill Plans, IXL Summer Adventures, IXL Summer Bingo Challenge, etc…). Teachers are available to help guide and advise students on their selection of skill plans to engage with. IXL Summer Parent Handout.
IXL & NWEA MAP Connection
As was done with the Math BoY and MoY MAP data, the Math EoY MAP scores will be uploaded by the last day of school into IXL to allow students to access their MAP Skill Plans over the summer.
Khan Academy SAT Math Practice:
SAT Strategy Archive may be used to help practice for the types of math problems a student will see on the SAT and PSAT/NMSQT. The Khan link will help students learn about the four categories on the math section of the SAT Suite of assessments: Heart of Algebra, Passport to Advanced Mathematics, Problem Solving and Data Analysis, and Additional Topics in Math. For those LISD Students who have linked their College Board results for the PSAT/NMSQT or SAT to Khan Academy, please continue to use the account you have already set up. How to link your scores.
KHAN Academy: Skill Building Available 24/7
For incoming 11th–12th graders:
Your son or daughter took the PSAT in October, and a hard copy of the PSAT Score Report and test booklet was provided through most English and math classes in January. The most beneficial feedback your student receives is by logging into their College Board account, linking with Khan Academy, and reviewing the actual PSAT test questions. Students who link their College Board account with Khan Academy receive a personalized learning plan for skill building.
For all students:
If your son or daughter has not yet taken the PSAT, he/she may create a Khan Academy Account and take a brief assessment to receive a personalized learning plan for skill building.