Friday, February 5, 2010

Interesting Reading Statistics

The average student learns about 3,000 words per year in the early school years (8 words per day).

The educational careers of 25 to 40 percent of American children are imperiled because they don't read well enough, quickly enough, or easily enough.

14% of all individuals have a learning disability.
 
It is estimated that more than $2 billion is spent each year on students who repeat a grade because they have reading problems.
 
More than 20 percent of adults read at or below a fifth-grade level - far below the level needed to earn a living wage.
 
Approximately 50 percent of the nation's unemployed youth age 16-21 are functional illiterate, with virtually no prospects of obtaining good jobs.

To participate fully in society and the workplace in 2020, citizens will need powerful literacy abilities that until now have been achieved by only a small percentage of the population.

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