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Document Number: 10684

Bending the Growth Trajectory: Instructional Strategies to Promote Reading Skills and Close the Readiness Gap - Impressive growth in reading gains shown by students at the end of their third school year begin to decelerate after that to the point that when they graduate high school, there is an impressive gap between their reading abilities and what is required for career/college. The author asserts even small, consistent modifications over the course of fourth grade through high school can have a tremendous impact. Further those interventions should continue to graduation as opposed to stopping them when the student switches from learning to read to reading to learn. (Malbert Smith III, MetaMetrics, March 2013)...

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