Report: Most AL Students Struggle with Reading

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - State educators estimate that at least
half of Alabama students struggle with reading.

Birmingham News analysis of the 2008-09 Alabama High School
Graduation Exam shows that 130 public high schools either failed
reading or were classified as "borderline" failing, based on
11th-graders' performance on the Alabama High School Graduation
Exam. The analysis involved 367 high schools.

In the Birmingham area, 32 high schools failed or "borderline"
failed the reading portion of the grad-uation exam.

City schools fared the worst in the state. Of seven high
schools, five failed reading outright and another was borderline
failing. The only high school to pass was Ramsay High, a magnet
school.

Information from: The Birmingham News,
http://www.al.com/birminghamnews

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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