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ERIC Number: ED182719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Teaching and Learning of Basic Academic Skills in Schools: A Testimony Before the Senate Subcommittee on Education, Arts, and Humanities.
This testimony presented before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Education, Arts, and Humanities presents an expert's conclusions about the status of reading in the United States. It points to several studies comparing reading achievement scores of students today to scores of students of several years ago; discusses data that are used to argue that children today do not read as well as those in the past, especially looking at the declines of scores on the "Scholastic Aptitude Test"; and presents four recommendations for the government's role in improving reading education. It suggests that while there is room for improvement in reading education, statistics that seem to indicate that students are reading less well than students of an earlier day need to be carefully examined. (TJ)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., New York, NY.