Document Number: 8823Adolescent Literacy - As technology advances and the American economy grows increasingly knowledge based, individuals must be able to read, write and communicate at higher levels in order to remain economic and social contributors. A studentís level of literacy is a critical determinant of success in secondary school and beyond. An increasing number of students who graduate from high school need remedial coursework in college and are less likely to earn a college degree or certificate. In addition, many of the high school students who leave without a diploma have low literacy skills. (Alliance for Excellent Education, Updated December 2013)...