New report reaches unsettling conclusion on Sacramento child literacy

A new report about literacy came to an unsettling conclusion about students in Sacramento County schools: about three out of every five third-graders do not read at their grade level.

The analysis also found that efforts to close the gap between high-performing schools and low-performing schools are falling short.

April Javist, executive director of the library foundation, said the organization wanted to know if high-need schools were increasing their literacy rate at the same pace as their peers in the county and state. The conclusion could help literacy providers make better decisions about where their efforts are most needed, she said.

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