Third Grade Reading Readiness
In an executive summary by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Early Warning! Why Reading By the End of Third Grade Matters, (2013, p.1) ”Of the fourth-graders who took the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading test in 2009, 83% of children from low-income families, and 85% of low-income students who attend high-poverty schools, failed to reach the ‘proficient’ level in reading. Reading proficiently by third grade is a crucial marker in a child’s educational development. Failure to read proficiently is linked to higher rates of school dropout, which suppresses individual earning potential as well as the nation’s competitiveness and general productivity,”.
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