The Children’s Education Council of Missouri supports and advocates for policies that encourage access to high quality educational options for all Missouri students, including those who do not succeed in a traditional academic setting.
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On the 2009 NAEP Reading Test, about 26 percent of eighth graders and 27 percent of twelfth graders scored below the basic level, and only 32 percent of eighth graders and 38 percent of twelfth graders are at or above grade level.
- www.studentsfirst.org, 2009