UK Literacy Report released

The UK National Literacy Trust has just released a report titled Literacy: State of the Nation, and it's described as the first coherent picture of literacy in the UK today. Some of the findings of the report include:

  • One in six people in the UK struggle with literacy. This means their literacy is below the level expected of an eleven year old
  • A quarter of young people do not recognise a link between reading and success
  • Men and women with poor literacy are least likely to be in full-time employment at the age of thirty
  • 73% of parents and carers say their child often reads
  • The number of children achieving the expected levels for reading at age eleven increased from 78% in 1999 to 86% in 2009
  • The number of children achieving the expected levels for writing at age eleven increased from 54% to 67% in 2006, but this figure plateaued and remained  the same (67%) three years later in 2009
the first coherent picture of literacy in the UK today

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