Do Now- Oct. 17th and 18th (English 12)
- Complete on a half-sheet of paper:
- Answers to last week's riddle: sweettooth, bookkeeper, bookkeeping
- Read the board for updated information.
Over the last 15 years, 15 million students have graduated from high school reading at below the basic level.
The percentage of high school seniors performing at or above the basic level in reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) decreased from 80% in 1995 to 73% in 2015.
Over the same period, the percentage of high school seniors performing at or above the proficient level decreased from 40% to 35%.
About 70% of high school students need some form of remediation; the most common problem is that students cannot comprehend the words they read—not that they cannot read them.
Scores declined on each of NAEP’s three “reading contexts” between 1995 and 2015. There was a 2-point decline in reading for information, a 6-point decline in reading to perform a task, and a 12-point decline in reading for literary experience over this period.
Only 16% of Black high school seniors and 20% of Hispanic high school seniors scored at or above proficient on the 2015 NAEP reading test, compared to 43% of Caucasian students.