Education Report Roundup

Reading Study Rates 4th Grade Instruction

By Kevin Bushweller — October 19, 2004 1 min read

The overall quality of the nation’s 4th grade reading instruction is good, a study concludes.

“The Fourth-Grade Reading Classroom,” is available from the Educational Testing Service. (Requires Adobe’s Acrobat Reader.)

However, the study—released this month by the Princeton, N.J.-based Educational Testing Service—points out that many minority students in 4th grade do not have the stronger teachers and smaller class sizes that are important ingredients for high-quality reading programs.

The study used data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress to reach its conclusions.