http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/reading/ The PDF version shows graphs of reading and math levels of 1992, 2011 and 2013 of 4th and 8th graders. The 2013 reading results show 32% are below basic levels, 33% are at basic, 27% are proficient, and only 8% are advanced. THAT’S 65% LESS THAN PROFICIENT based on samples in 21 participating urban districts.
How does your state rank?
Michigan, I’m sad to say, ranks lower than the national average at reading in the 4th grade.
Not from the United States? Here is a somewhat outdated list of ranking of population older than 15 years of age.
I am not an expert, I’m searching and channeling what I find each week. It is my hope that we can share ideas, raise awareness in our own communities and most importantly reach people’s needs one by one.
Let’s talk about this. What can we do?