Expecting all kids to learn reading the same way is bogus

By Letters to the Editor
Updated February 18 2024 - 5:59am, first published 5:30am

The language used in recent media reports about student achievement in reading is problematic. Apparently a third of students are below an unspecified proficiency standard at an unspecified year level are: "struggling with reading"; "not reading well"; and "not reading up to expected level". As a teacher, researcher and program leader in ACT literacy programs over 40 years, I find these labels unhelpful.

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