The reading ability of college freshmen


Over the past 50 years, an increasing proportion of student graduating high school attend college, but literacy levels in the United States have remained largely unchanged. We present preliminary results that suggest the literacy levels of assessed first year college freshmen are above 5th grade but below 12th grade, that only 32% of these freshmen are reading at a 12th grade level, and that this high-performing group has only a 69% chance of passing the reading portion of the GED high school equivalence test.

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Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, EDM 2017

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