Esp. for African-American boys, storytelling ability seems linked to the trajectory of reading achievement in elementary school.
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If elementary students get good vision screenings, some research suggests they may experience better academic outcomes.
Reading and spelling difficulties could play an important role in determining what special education services young students may need.
A London study has used a genetic scoring technique to predict reading performance throughout school years from DNA alone.
Reported gender gaps in reading ability may be a reflection of tests that measure reading ability, incl. multiple-choice and essay questions.
Reading at grade level, by third grade, has been shown to predict success throughout a student’s school life, and one group of Mich. schools is meeting the challenge.
Diets rich in vegetables, fruit, berries, whole grain, fish, and unsaturated fats and low in sugary products produced better reading scores. From Finland.
A Fla. judge has ruled that the Bush-era law requiring 3rd graders to pass a reading test is no good.
Can grade levels be eliminated in elementary school in favor of educational groups that are more aligned to student progress in each subject?
Fewer than half of 3rd through 8th graders in Md. “passed” last year’s exams from the PARCC consortium. Here’s what that means.