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Reading Levels

Thousands Of Ohio Third-Graders Held Back Over Standardized Test Scores

AP | Julie Carr Smyth | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The games, ice cream and play rehearsals that 9-year-old Joshua Rowell experienced during summer school this year weren't just ...

It All Comes Back to the Reading Gap

Patrick Corvington | Posted 07.01.2014 | Education
Patrick Corvington

President Obama shared a statistic that took my breath away: 86 percent of African American boys can't read proficiently in fourth grade, compared to 58 percent of white peers.

A Right to Read

Kary Moss | Posted 09.24.2012 | Detroit
Kary Moss

While the good news is that education reformers are putting up for discussion the question of whether "old school" boundaries still work in this day and age, the bad news is that governance reform alone is not the answer.

American High Schoolers Are Reading 5th-Grade Level Books

Posted 03.23.2012 | Education

High school students today are reading books intended for children with reading levels far below those appropriate for teens, according to a recent re...

Teachers: Try This New Google Search by Reading Level

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 07.06.2011 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

Reading levels. We've heard of them, but most people have no idea what it really means. They only know that some texts are harder to understand than others.

What Really Holds Students Back?

Beth Fertig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Beth Fertig

As the debate continues over Waiting for 'Superman', it's also worth looking at some of the research about what holds students back. It's seldom just one factor.