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Minnesota Literacy Statistics

"Reading is the key to everything. Teaching children to read is a fundamental moral obligation of the society. That 27 percent are at serious risk of crippling illiteracy is an outrageous scandal."
- Garrison Keillor

[1] MN NAEP scores for fourth grade http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pdf/stt2007/2007497MN4.pdf

[2] MN NAEP eighth grade http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pdf/stt2007/2007497MN8.pdf

[3] According to research sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

[4] NAEP Grade 4 Reading Average Scale Score (page 4): http://www2.edtrust.org/edtrust/summaries2006/Minnesota