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Bornfreund, Laura; Cook, Shayna; Lieberman, Abbie; Loewenberg, Aaron – New America, 2015
Only about one-third of children attending school in the United States can read proficiently at fourth grade, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as "the nation's report card." If that is not dismaying enough, consider the outcomes for the nation's most vulnerable students. The first eight years of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Indicators, State Legislation, Educational Quality
Workman, Emily – Education Commission of the States, 2014
The third-grade year is considered a pivotal point in a child's educational career, as a critical shift in learning takes place--one where basic reading skills are established and can begin to be utilized for more complex learning. State policymakers are well aware of the importance of ensuring that all students are reading at grade level by the…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Reading Programs, Educational Policy, Reading Diagnosis