Dr Kevan Collins, Chief Executive of the Education Endowment Foundation said:“Save the Children are right to re-emphasise the huge importance of reading. Less than 10% of children who start secondary school without being able to read at the expected level leave with five good GCSEs, and pupils from low income families are twice as likely to be in this group. To close the gap effectively, it’s essential that schools are able to use evidence to identify and support struggling readers.”
Save the Children’s Read On. Get On. report is available here.
In June 2014 the EEF published a new review of international and UK research on reading catch up approaches. It is available here