On a Mission

The Wisconsin Reading Coalition is a grassroots movement of parents, educators, advocacy organizations, health professionals, and business leaders committed to bringing evidence-based reading instruction and timely 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

NAEP Performance

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

    • 9% advanced (green)

    • 27% proficient (yellow)

    • 30% basic (red)

    • 34% BELOW basic (black)

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How Wisconsin Measures Up Nationally

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

Wisconsin's national ranking has dropped from 3rd to 27th. 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.

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