Thursday, September 07, 2006

Rock County Literacy Facts

Literacy is the stream that flows through all the fields.
-- Barbara Tornholm

Rock County Facts

17.7% of residents over age 18 are lacking a high school diploma or its equivalent.

4.6% of adults over age 25 with no high school credential have less than a 9th grade education.

11% of Rock County residents over 25 years old have a 9th – 12th grade education with no diploma.

The Hispanic population in Rock County has increased 239% between 1990 and 2000.

8.9% of Rock County’s population 16 to 19 years old are not enrolled in school and are not a high school graduate (U.S. Census 2000).

From 1993/94 to 2004/05, the number of Limited English Proficient students served through Blackhawk Technical College increased 553% (Client Reporting System).

Of the 375 basic skills students at Blackhawk Technical College, 58% entered reading instruction below the 9th grade level, 62% entered writing instruction below the 9th grade level, and 77% entered math instruction below the 9th grade level (Client Reporting System).

In 2004/05, 78% of the English Language Learners served by Blackhawk Technical College were enrolled in the three lowest functional levels of the six levels of English as a Second Language (Client Reporting System).

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