Proficient 4th-grade readers are more likely to be high school graduates and be economically successful adults. Although reading proficiency rates have improved over the past decade, large disparities still exist. This KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot outlines those disparities and recommendations to overcome them.

January 29, 2014

KIDS COUNT Data Snapshots

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    The disadvantages poor kids face in getting a solid education.

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    Why reading well by 4th grade is so critical for adult success.

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    Which kids are not reading well and why.

Key Takeaway

Key Demographic Takeaways

The likelihood that children will read proficiently by fourth grade varies dramatically by where they grow up.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations