Kindergarten reading comprehension scores in the UK’s most deprived regions are among the lowest in Europe

Oct 21, 2021 Activities

K-12 reading scores in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are among those lowest in the EU, according to a report released today by the European Commission.

In the UK, the EU’s education commissioner, Cecilia Malmström, said reading comprehension was at the “tipping point” with “substantial gaps” between the UK and other European countries.

The reading scores were recorded by pupils in England and Wales and the Northern Ireland region and showed the EU average was below the EU median of 80% and below the average of the European Union in the rest of the EU.

It also showed that England’s reading scores had slipped behind Wales and was the lowest of all the EU member states.

In Northern Ireland, the reading scores for pupils in the South Down and East Antrim regions were below the European average of 70%.

In Wales, the score was below average in the East and West regions and below average for pupils aged between 10 and 14.

In Scotland, the highest reading score was found in East Lothian, where it was 70% below the Euro average.

In total, the average score for the seven regions was 69% below average.

The EU average for reading was 81%.

However, the UK scored lower on other reading tests, which were administered to students in the Northern Irish, South Down, East Lythian and East Londonderry regions.

The study found that the UK had a “significant” reading gap between the rest or UK and the rest and the EU as a whole.

Read moreThe UK has the worst reading scores among the countries studied.

A total of 583 pupils aged 10 to 14 in the three regions were tested.

In England, the lowest reading scores found were found in the North West and East of England and were the lowest for all the regions.

In Wales the lowest scores were found for pupils from the South West and South East of Wales and were among the worst scores for all regions.

Across the EU in 2016, the country’s reading score on the reading tests was 79% below European average.

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