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260. Children's School Readiness Skills: 1993 and 1999

[In percent. For children 3 to 5 years old not yet enrolled in kindergarden. Based on the National Education Household Survey; see source for details. See also Table 326]

 
Recognizes Counts to Reads or pretends
Characteristic all letters 20 or higher Writes name to read storybooks Has 3-4 skills
1993 1999 1993 1999 1993 1999 1993 1999 1993 1999
 
    Total 21 24 52 57 50 51 72 74 35 39
 
Age:
  3 years old 11 15 37 41 22 24 66 70 15 20
  4 years old 28 28 62 67 70 70 75 76 49 50
  5 years old 36 44 78 81 84 87 81 77 65 69
 
Sex:    
  Male 19 21 49 54 47 47 68 70 32 35
  Female 23 27 56 60 53 56 76 77 39 43
 
Race/ethnicity:
  White, non-Hispanic 23 25 56 60 52 54 76 79 39 42
  Black, non-Hispanic 18 25 53 60 45 49 63 66 31 35
  Hispanic 10 14 32 41 42 43 59 57 22 25
  Other 22 30 49 59 52 57 70 79 36 48
 
Mother's home language:
  English 22 25 55 60 51 53 73 76 37 41
  Not English 9 8 24 25 38 34 52 45 17 14
 
Mother's highest education:
  Less than high school 8 7 30 36 40 32 55 53 19 15
  High school 17 17 48 48 48 49 70 69 30 31
  Vocational education or some college 23 25 59 60 51 52 79 79 39 42
  College degree 31 35 68 73 58 61 84 84 52 54
  Graduate/professional training or degree 39 40 68 73 59 64 83 83 55 57
 
Mother's employment status:
  Employed 23 24 57 59 52 53 75 75 39 40
  Unemployed 17 15 41 53 46 39 67 64 29 32
  Not in the labor force 18 24 49 54 47 50 68 73 32 38
 
Family type:
  Two parents 22 26 54 58 51 53 74 75 37 41
  None or one parent 18 19 49 54 47 48 65 69 31 33
 
Poverty status:
  Above threshold 24 28 57 62 53 56 74 77 40 45
  Below threshold 12 10 41 39 41 37 64 63 23 19


Source: U.S. National Center for Education Statistics, Home Literacy Activities and Signs of Children's Emerging Literacy, 1993 and 1999, NCES 2000-026, November 1999.

http://nces.ed.gov/



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/260_children's_school_readiness_skills_1993_and.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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