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The most recent analysis of NAEP, conducted in 2013, found that only 34 percent of America’s 4th graders were proficient readers, and that significant differences in reading proficiency exist among students in different socioeconomic and racial groups. In Baltimore, the numbers were even more concerning: only 14 percent of 4th graders were found to be proficient or advanced readers by the NAEP standards.

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