Fast Fact- August 04, 2017

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 4, 2017

In 2016, 44 percent of all Colorado fourth grade students met or exceeded grade-level expectations on the English Language Arts portion of the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS). Fourth grade marks the point where students shift from learning how to read to employing those reading skills to grasp other subjects. When children are not reading at grade level by fourth grade, their ability to succeed in other subjects is often jeopardized. East Grand School District had the highest fourth grade reading scores, with 76 percent of fourth grade students scoring proficient or above, while Burlington School District had the lowest scores, with only 12 percent of fourth-graders reading proficiently. To find data for your district, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.