- A child with great reading skills has a greater chance of graduating from high school.
- Students who read at home are better readers and are better at math compared to those who don’t.
- One of the top determinants of a good reader is that the child must read a lot. Practice makes perfect.
- Reading scores rise when children read for fun.
- Only 49% of high school students read more than 10 books a year while 70% of middle school students do.
- 38% of fourth graders are below the basic level for reading. Only 31% scored Proficient and a small 7% were rated Advanced.
- Business executives in the highest positions find time to read more books than the average adult who only reads 10 per year. Reading 10 books a year is less than one per month, or one every 30 days.
- When parents are involved in their children’s reading (programs), the children in a classroom score 28 points above the national average.
2013 Reading Scores of Fourth Graders By Selected States
Reading statistics of children in the U.S. don’t paint a pretty picture. Decide for yourself whether or not America can stay on top as a nation if children have these types of reading scores. The average score for reading in the nation is 221. See how the different states compare.
|States||Caucasian||Econ. Disadv & Minorities||% of Proficient Students||Improving or Worsening?|
|California||213||183||27||No change since 2011|
|Oregon||219||190-194||33||No change since 2011|
|New Mexico||206||179-191||21||No change|
|New York||224||198-202||37||No change|
|New Jersey||229||200-203||42||No change|
|North Carolina||222||193-197||35||No change|
Source: National Education Association.
How Does Your Child Compare?
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