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Journal Article: LAGGING LITERACY

Categories

LITERACY programs, LITERACY, EDUCATION -- United States, READING, UNITED States

Authors

Christie, Kathy

Published

2001

Publisher

Phi Delta Kappa International

Abstract

Focuses on efforts to improve literacy rates in the United States. Results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress report, which indicated an increasing gap between higher and lower scoring students; Mention of statistics regarding international literacy levels; Assertion that the U.S. needs to improve literacy standards, assessment and intervention programs; Example of the Texas Reading Initiative and other research-based programs for teaching reading.

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