Research indicates reading skills are still developing in 4th grade

07/23/2014 | Time.com

Brain scans of 96 students in third through fifth grades and college students suggest students are still learning to decode words in fourth grade, a time when many educators believe the process has become more automated, according to a study published in the journal Developmental Science. The lead researcher said the data indicate that the ability to automatically process words likely takes place in an unstudied area somewhere between fifth grade and college.

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