Report

Lost Girls

Published 03/11/2016

Unlike the majority of other reports on children’s reading, ‘Lost Girls: The overlooked children struggling to understand the written word’ shines a light on the girls who are struggling to read. The main premise is that a silent army of ‘lost girls’ is being overlooked because they are better at hiding their difficulties than boys.

The report explores:

  • National trends based on an analysis of the New Group Reading Test
  • How schools can spot undetected problem readers – and how to help them
  • Why girls with reading problems can be hard to spot