Book Icon 68 percent

68%

of America's fourth graders read at a below proficient level.

ANNIE E. CASEY FOUNDATION, EARLY WARNING: WHY READING AT THE END OF THIRD GRADE MATTERS, 2010

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15 min.

a day of independent reading can expose students to more than a million words of text in a year.

ANDERSON, WILSON, & FIELDING , 1988

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750M

people aged 15 years and older cannot read worldwide

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION. (2016). LITERACY DATA RELEASE 2016.