5/30/2013

The communication skills of kindergarteners in Monterey County, Calif., improved from 26% mastery to 37% mastery over the past four years, despite a mostly unchanged number of children being read to at home, according to a survey on kindergarten readiness by literacy organization First 5 Monterey County. Data also show only a quarter of students mastered the social-emotional skills that teachers cite as necessary for school success.

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