School preparedness of children aged 3-5 in the U.S., by parents' education 2007

This statistic shows the rate at which preschool children aged 3 to 5 were prepared to start school with regards to reading, counting and writing, as differentiated by the highest level of education held by the parents. 80 percent of preschool children in the U.S. whose parents held an advanced degree, were able to count to 20 prior to starting school, showing a clear sign of school preparedness.

School preparedness rate of preschool children aged 3 to 5 years in the United States in 2007, by parents' level of education

No high school degreeHigh school graduateSome college, no degreeAssociate degreeBachelor's degreeAdvanced degree
Recognize all letters14%18%27%31%39%49%
Count to 2033%51%60%63%71%80%
Write first name40%45%60%58%68%72%
Was read to every day in the past week26%41%47%57%68%74%
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Source

Release date

September 2010

Region

United States

Survey time period

2007

Age group

3-5 years

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