Reading Problems in High Schools
Research on reading problems facing high school students and possible solutions.
This study examines the different aspects of reading problems of high school students. The study also finds the problems and difficulties that students have in reading and comprehension. In addition, government policies and plans are also discussed as how to combat the issue. Current plans are mentioned and their effectiveness examined.
“But today, the rising demands of a technological society have changed the definition of adequate literacy. Reading well, fluently and with comprehension is essential in the U.S. for entry to well-paid employment, for active participation, and for access to the accomplishment of civilization. The International Reading Association reports that adolescent literacy has not been an educational policy or priority in schools despite the fact that high school graduates face an increased need for a high-level of literacy, particularly the ability to understand complex texts. Reading achievement, as evidenced by state and national test scores, typically begin to decline after 4th grade. Further a recent Reading Study Group Report (2002) shows there has been substantial research around early literacy, but comparatively little focused on reading comprehension, which is crucial for academic success in the adolescent years. This study examines the different aspects of reading problems of high school students. The study also aims to find the problems and difficulties that student have in reading and comprehension. In addition governments policies and plans are also discussed as how to combat the issue.”