Reading Literacy in the U.S.

Reading Literacy in the U.S.

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A study of the reading comprehension of 4th and 9th grade students in the U.S. that goes beyond simple comparisons of national achievement levels. The reader can place the U.S. in an international perspective, compare the performance of the U.S. population with the performance of children in 32 other nations, and thus, evaluate our students against a world standard. It looks at the reading comprehension skill of 4th graders; the variation in these skills across various sub- populations of students; and the explanation for these variations according to what families, teachers, and schools do and provide. Charts and tables.For 9th graders the parallel figures range between 52 and 55 percent. Apparently , American 4th grade students learn basic reading skills better than do their peers in other OECD countries. However, American 9th grade students do not holdanbsp;...

Title:Reading Literacy in the U.S.
Author:Marilyn Binkley
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 1996-07-01


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