Reading proficiency by the end of third grade is the most important predictor of high school and career success BUT 1/4 of US students at any grade still read below their expected level.
65% of 8th graders in the US cannot read proficiently.
By age 16, avid readers consume over 400 times more text, have a larger vocabulary and deeper knowledge BUT the number of US students who love reading has dropped by 10% since 2010.
Vocabulary and language knowledge are proven key predictors of content comprehension especially effective at early grade levels.
Literacy software to support vocabulary development and reading fluency is just one of the ways Texthelp is helping students to become more confident independent readers in the classroom.
From Literacy to Life.
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Nation's Report Card