Basic Literacy is an essential job skill. Every high school student should graduate with a level of literacy to qualify for an entry-level job in a variety of occupations.
Because of funding inequities, not every public school offers the same quality of education.
For that reason, parents need a way to monitor their children’s school progress in the basic skills.
This site focuses on the skills necessary for literacy.
What exactly is “literacy”? Plenty of definitions exist, but they tend to be lofty and vague.
The American English Doctor spells out the learning steps that lead to literacy. With these guidelines, parents can recognize and remedy trouble spots before they lead to reading failure.

October 3, 2022

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Children who do not master basic English skills by the end of Grade Eight are unlikely to achieve a level of adult literacy by the time they graduate from high school. 

The information, lessons, and informal tests on this site provide a way to tell if a student in Grades K-8 is on track to achieve Basic Literacy.

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