Literacy improving among Charleston County students

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Test scores revealed at the Charleston County School District meeting Monday night show literacy has improved among students.

Board members attribute that to the implementation of an ongoing literacy plan in schools.

According to a school board spokesperson, literacy academies in the county are bringing extra support and resources for teachers and students who need them most.

Additionally, test scores show first, third, and sixth grade academy students posted strong gains this year, reducing the percentages of students reading below grade level.

The improvements extend to the high school level, where the number of ninth graders reading at a fourth-grade level or below decreased from nearly 21 percent in 2007 to around 13 percent currently.

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