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"No Child" Leaves Behind Teen Reading Proficiency

Principal Leadership
$2.95Author(s): Michael F. Hock, Donald D. Deshler

MOST people in the United States have a fundamental belief that all students should learn the basics of reading in the primary grades and continue to build on those skills throughout their elementary and secondary school years. But the reality is that more than 5 million high-schoolers do not read well enough to understand their textbooks or other material written for their grade level. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 26% of these students cannot read material many of us would deem essential for daily living, such as road signs, newspapers, and bus schedules.

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