Report

Succeeding in school is harder for students who struggle to read.  Predicting the optimal age for learning assistance can change kids lives. This detailed Chicago Public School System study suggests when to intercede and why. 

November 29, 2010

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How 3rd grade reading skills affect 8th grade reading, 9th grade performance, high school graduation and college enrollment.

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    How 9th grade performance predicts a person's future economic success.

  3. 3

    What demographic groups are reading below grade level by 3rd grade.

  4. 4

    How literacy affects academic, social and economic success.

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    The methodology needed to execute a longitudinal study.

Key Takeaway

Nearly 80% of students reading above grade level in 3rd grade graduated high school within five years.

Nearly 80% of students reading above grade level in 3rd grade graduated high school within five years.

9th grade school performance plays the largest role in predicting college enrollment.

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