Only Half of the 3rd Graders in Anoka County are on Track in Reading
Students are learning to read through third grade. After that, they need to be able to read to learn. More than 85% of the curriculum in school is taught by reading.
Students behind in third grade are 4 times more likely to drop out of high school. Every student who does not complete high school costs our society an estimated $260,000 in lost earnings, taxes, and productivity.
Strong literacy skills are the foundation for equipping our society with the skills needed to respond, adapt, and innovate for the future prosperity of our country.