Although reading proficiency rates have improved for most demographic groups over the last decade, large disparities still exist by race, income and disability status and for dual-language learners. Learn more in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s "Early Reading Proficiency in the United States."
The gap in reading proficiency based on family income is highest in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Illinois where scores for higher-income students are at least 36 percentage points better than their lower-income peers. Learn more in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s "Early Reading Proficiency in the United States."
Attending high-quality preschool can significantly contribute to the healthy development of young children, especially those who are in low-income families. However, 63% of low-income 3- and 4-year-olds were not attending preschool. See how your state compares.
A new analysis shows that by age 8, children in the United States are not on track in cognitive knowledge and skills, and many lag behind in other developmental areas. How can communities address these issues? A new Annie E. Casey Foundation report offers suggestions.