On a Mission

The Wisconsin Reading Coalition is a grassroots movement of parents, educators, advocacy organizations, health professionals, and business leaders committed to bringing scientifically-based reading instruction and intervention to all Wisconsin students.

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. ~ Mohandas Gandhi

Problems in Wisconsin Reading

Video: Reading Crisis in Wisconsin

Wisconsin 4th Grade NAEP Reading Results, 2015

Wisconsin’s performance on the reading portion of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) continues to be simply unacceptable and unnecessary.

-  Below Basic  -   Basic   -   Proficient   -   Advanced  -

  •  8%  advanced
  • 29% proficient
  • 34% basic
  • 29%  BELOW basic  

How Wisconsin Measures Up Nationally

•Our scores have been statistically unchanged since 1992, while other states have steadily improved.

• Wisconsin's national ranking has dropped from 3rd to 25th. Current teaching methodologies stifle the growth of our most talented children, and seriously hinder academic and life success for minority children and those with disadvantaged backgrounds or learning disabilities.

Breaking News

NEW: The READ Act, supporting dyslexia research, goes to President Obama for his signature
Milwaukee's Badger exam scores "a national disgrace"
NEW: NCTQ Report Learning About Learning: What Every New Teacher Needs to Know
Boston study identifies alterations in the arcuate fasciculus of infants with a familial history of dyslexia
Lumosity pays $2 million to the FTC for deceptive advertising
"Learning styles," a neuroscience myth
OSERS issues Dyslexia Guidelines

NEW: Seeking volunteer reading tutors for first grade students at Kluge School in Milwaukee. Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 8:00 and 11:00. Training, lesson plans, and all materials provided. Phonics-based approach. Contact Betsy Prinz at betsynilesprinz@att.net

Take the Dyslexia At School Survey from Dyslexic Advantage

Take a neuromyths quiz from American University



Whether high achievers, struggling readers, or average students, there is a better way for all children!

We must embrace the recommendations and examples of:

  • The Scientific Research

  • The Top-Performing States 

We can break through the stagnant performance that has dogged Wisconsin for over a decade, creating a brighter future for our children and our state.