Just 31 percent of 8th graders scored at or above the proficient level in reading on the latest edition of the National Assessment of Education Progress, continuing a long term trend. The results have heightened concerns that many students are not moving beyond basic reading abilities to more complex skills like comprehension and fluency.
What’s your view? What prevents many adolescents from becoming strong readers? What can schools and teachers do to help struggling older readers? Have you found an approach that works?
A version of this news article first appeared in the Teacher Talkback blog.