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. Currently, more than half of Americaís secondary students struggle to read their textbooks and other course materials. Still, research demonstrates that adolescentsí literacy levels can improve with intensive, comprehensive instruction. (Alliance for Excellent Education, Updated December 2011)...