Island of Kids Who Can Read Good

Irish kids are ranked fifth in reading literacy among 29 countries according to The State of the Nation’s Children Report 2008. The report, that investigates 50 different aspects of kids lives, was published today:

In 2006, girls in Ireland performed better in reading literacy than boys, achieving a mean score of 534.0 compared to 500.2. Reading achievement was related to social class in 2003 and in 2006. In 2006, the mean score of children from the highest social class category was much higher (551.2) than the mean score of children in the lowest social class category (490.2).

More on the Irish Times and the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.

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  • It’s interesting that our lowest average of 490.2 is still broadly in line with the OECD overall average of 492. Even our worst off are doing better than a lot of other countries. Interesting reading.

    Comment | December 9, 2008

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