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Hi Jane,

I remember reading the following article about the decline in literacy levels of college graduates (2005).

http://cbelan.free.fr/documents/literacy_of_college_graduates_is_on_decline.pdf

There was a study done by the National Center for Education Statistics that looked at this phenomenon. The statistic listed the declining percentage (only somewhere around 42%) of college graduates who were at a proficient level of literacy.

I'll see if I can find the study. In the meantime, maybe someone else remembers this??

Mary




Mary C. Newman, Ed.D.
Professor of English
Reading Specialist
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, Il 60137
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Dear Colleagues,
This interesting question was posted on the Kentucky listserv and is relevant to many of us.  Has anyone done recent work on the reading levels of graduates?

Please feel free to respond to the listserv or to Dr. Hollingsworth directly.  And thank you, all.  J. Neuburger


". . . .  It raises for me a question about the actual use of textbooks and required readings in the everyday postsecondary classroom - and series of classes toward a particular major. Has anyone done research on the reading skill levels of our postsecondary ed graduates? Do the reading levels of our successful graduates relate in a significantly statistical way to 6-year graduation rates in a particular institution?

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Jane A. Neuburger
Director, Tutoring & Study Center
Syracuse University
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Syracuse NY 13244
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