There is a significant literacy crisis in America today. Twenty-five million children in the U.S. cannot read proficiently (Based on an analysis of NAEP test scores).
Many recognize there are issues around literacy, but do not see it as the massive, systemic and generational problem that plagues our society as these children grow and enter adulthood:
Get Your State Statistics
Get your specific state literacy facts from the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) based on fourth grade reading performance to support your advocacy and community literacy efforts. (Click on a state below.)
Information from the NAEP website for 2022 4th grade reading scores.
The children’s literacy landscape is constantly changing and evolving. Below please find articles, research and news to help keep you updated and informed.