Top5: Apps for Language Arts


The Atlantic  recently reported that  25% of Americans did not read a single book last year . Renaissance Learning Inc . found in a 2012 study that teens in grades 9-12 are reading barely above the fifth grade level. The  McKinsey Global Institute  summed up the state of American language arts mastery , stating:

“Although improvements have been made in the past decade, reading proficiency remains unacceptably low in an economic environment that requires increasing levels of education and skills for family-sustaining jobs. By 2020, the United States is expected to face a shortage of 1.5 million workers with college degrees but will have a surplus of 6 million individuals without credentials.”

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