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'Now I don't know my ABC' - Report

Updated: Sep 16, 2023

"The perilous state of literacy in Aotearoa New Zealand

A 2020 UNICEF report found that only 64.6% of 15-year-olds in Aotearoa New Zealand have basic proficiency in reading and maths. Turning that around, a staggering 35.4% – over a third of 15-year-olds – struggle to read and write. Given the critical (and growing) importance of literacy, not only for education and employment but also for broader life outcomes, this statistic is deeply worrying. ....."

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