Literacy Facts

There is a significant literacy crisis in America today. Twenty-five million children in the U.S. cannot read proficiently.*

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:

 

 

Fact Sheet

Source: Based on an analysis of NAEP test scores.

Get Your State Statistics

Get your specific state literacy facts from the 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).

For additional information please visit the NAEP website.