Patterns of literacy among U.S. students.

  title={Patterns of literacy among U.S. students.},
  author={Sean E Reardon and Rachel A. Valentino and Kenneth A. Shores},
  journal={The Future of children},
  volume={22 2},
How well do U.S. students read? In this article, Sean Reardon, Rachel Valentino, and Kenneth Shores rely on studies using data from national and international literacy assessments to answer this question. In part, the answer depends on the specific literacy skills assessed. The authors show that almost all U.S. students can "read" by third grade, if reading is defined as proficiency in basic procedural word-reading skills. But reading for comprehension--integrating background knowledge and… CONTINUE READING

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