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Document Number: 9273

Double Jeopardy: How Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation - A student who can't read on grade level by 3rd grade is four times less likely to graduate by age 19 than a child who does read proficiently by that time. Add poverty to the mix, and a student is 13 times less likely to graduate on time than his or her proficient, wealthier peer. (Donald Hernandez, Annie E. Casey Foundation, April 2011)...


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