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Study: Third Grade Reading Level Indicates Student’s Chances Of Graduating High School

A new study reveals that the level of reading skills children develop by third grade may indicate their likelihood of graduating high school.Released by The Annie E. Casey Foundation, the report found that students who don’t read proficientl…

A new study reveals that the level of reading skills children develop by third grade may indicate their likelihood of graduating high school.

Released by The Annie E. Casey Foundation, the report found that students who don’t read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma when compared to proficient readers. The number rises when those kids also come from poverty.

Donald J. Hernandez, the study’s author, said third grade is a pivot point, reports Education Week:

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