Alarming Facts

  • 70% of middle and high school students cannot read proficiently

  • NAEP (2005) 8th grade scores remained flat and 12th grade scores regressed

  • Literacy is the key to high school graduation

    • 8th grade reading level strongest predictor of high school success.

  • Students in the bottom quartile are 20 x more likely to drop out than students in the top quartile.