The Average College Freshman Reads At 7th Grade Level

 

 

What Kids Are Reading

 

 

 

” The average U.S. college freshman reads at a seventh grade level, according to an educational assessment report. 

“ We are spending billions of dollars trying to send students to college and maintain them there when, on average, they read at about the grade 6 or 7 level, according to Renaissance Learning’s latest report on what American students in grades 9-12 read, whether assigned or chosen,” said education expert Dr. Sandra Stotsky.

  Stotsky, a Professor Emerita at the University of Arkansas, served on the Common Core Validation Committee in 2009-10, during which she called the standards “inferior.” She claimed the Common Core left out the very standards needed to prepare students for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers.

“ The average reading level for five of the top seven books assigned as summer reading by 341 colleges using Renaissance Learning’s readability formula was rated 7.56 [meaning halfway through seventh grade],” Stotsky told Breitbart Texas.

  The study also found that most high school graduates don’t do much with mathematics past eighth-grade compared to students in other high-achieving countries.”

 

Campus Reform