Thursday, December 28, 2006

new link on the sidebar

I've done the link exchange thing with Maggie Reads. A very interesting librarian's blog. She's trying to convince Mississippians to read which could be difficult as demonstrated by these terrifying statistics on her page.
My work is, as they say, cut out for me. At a reading level of one, an adult will be able to make out important words like “stop” and “sale” but will not be able to read simple sentences. Thirty percent of adults in the state of Mississippi are at level one. Thirty-four percent of adult Mississippians read at level two—equivalent to an eight-grade level.
Makes me wonder what Alberta's statistics are like.

1 comment:

maggie said...

Why, Thank You! I've got you all set up, too! Happy New Year! :D