How Do Students’ 3rd Grade Reading Levels Relate to their ACT/SAT Performance and Chance of Graduating from High School?

This report examines the relationship between students’ 3rd grade reading proficiency and future academic success. Reading proficiency in 3rd grade is often linked to future academic success, but statewide data had not previously been analyzed to examine the link in Georgia. Following a cohort of 3rd grade students from 2007 through 2016, the study finds that students who earned higher scores on the 3rd grade reading CRCT had higher high school graduation rates, were more likely to take the ACT or SAT, and had higher average ACT and SAT scores compared to students in the other performance levels. 

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