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Poor Reading Affects Many Children

A recent survey showed that 44% of the 4th Grade children nation wide are not able to read at or above the basic, or partial mastery, level on the 1994 National Assessment of Education Progress test. The extent of the problem ranged from 27% in Maine to 62% in Louisiana. In California 59% of the students are reading BELOW the minimum established proficiency level for reading.

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Children with poor reading skills often:
  • Receive poor grades
  • Are easily frustrated
  • Have difficulty completing assignments
  • Have low self-esteem
  • Have behavior problems
  • Have more physical illnesses due to stress
  • Don't like school
  • Grow up to be shy in front of groups Fail to develop to their full potential