According to Daily Mail, a quarter of all 15-year-olds have a reading age of twelve or below which puts them at a ‘disadvantage’ in their GCSEs, new research shows.
They will struggle to understand questions in English language and even subjects such as science and maths, which have become increasingly ‘text heavy’.
Test provider, GL Assessment, analysed the reading abilities of more than 370,000 pupils aged 15.
The study found that 25 per cent of teenagers have a reading age of twelve or below and 20 per cent have the skills of an 11-year-old and under. Ten per cent have a reading age equivalent to a nine-year-old and below.
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