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Early Warning: 3 out of 4 4th Graders are NOT Proficient in Reading

May 18, 2010

Badge-LearningToReadChildren’s Action Alliance released alarming national reading proficiency data that spells trouble for the future success of Arizona students. The latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reports that 75% of Arizona fourth graders are not proficient in reading. This dismal statistic ranks Arizona 45th out of 50 states and puts our economy and prosperity at high risk. The national rate was also frightening, with 67% of children below proficient.

See the Fact Sheet.