Literacy Data

The following information is a collection of a variety of literacy data to support the work of Chatham Reads. If you have questions about any of the data provided, please reach out to us using the Contact Us button on our home page.

What Works for Third Grade Reading

This resource is a compilation of evidence- and research-based policy, practice, program and capacity-building options that can move the needle on the major factors that impact children’s reading proficiency at third grade. Created by the Institute for Child Success and the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation, in collaboration with BEST NC, the working papers address 12 of the North Carolina Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Initiative’s Measures of Success. Click HERE to access the site.

The following video highlights some National LIteracy statistics from the Campaign for Grade Level Reading

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (www. is a collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit partners, states and communities across the nation to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. The Campaign focuses on the most important predictor of school success and high school graduation—grade-level reading by the end of third grade.

In the United States…

Only 36% of 4th graders, 34% of 8 graders, 38% of 12 graders are at or above proficient reading level

8th grade reading level has dropped since (the last Nation’s Report Card in) 2013.

Struggling readers are four times as likely to drop out of high school

Scholastic Kids and Family Reading Report

The Kids & Family Reading Report is a national survey of children ages 6–17 and their parents exploring attitudes and behaviors around books and reading. It is a biannual report with six editions surveying respondents in the United States.

Chatham County Schools Literacy Data (Click HERE to view)

Chatham County Schools Student Information and Testing