There is a significant literacy crisis in America today. Twenty-five million children in the U.S. cannot read proficiently (Based on an analysis of NAEP test scores).
Many recognize there are issues around literacy, but do not see it as the massive, systemic and generational problem that plagues our society as these children grow and enter adulthood:
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Get your specific state literacy facts from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) based on fourth grade reading performance to support your advocacy and community literacy efforts (click on a state below).
Despite a decline in student reading scores, RIF continues to advocate for children's literacy. Read our blog from President & CEO Alicia Levi
For additional information please visit the NAEP website.
The children’s literacy landscape is constantly changing and evolving. Below please find articles, research and news to help keep you updated and informed.