1st graders who start ahead in reading read 3x as many word per minute but the end of the 3rd grade. (150 word per minute vs 40 word per minute).
Research shows that one of the greatest predictors of high school graduation and college acceptance is reading proficiency in 3rd grade.
By 5th grade, children in the 10th percentile read 50,000 words a year while children in the 90th percentile read around 4.5 million words a year.
A child’s educational success is one of the most important indicators of economic success later in their life.
63% of Utah 4th Graders in 2013 scored below proficient on National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading test.
85% of a child’s brain development occurs before they turn five years old.
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