Literacy Calculator:Make literacy your bottom line

Efficient reading instruction is at the center of community transformation, and children’s future opportunities. Learn about the financial benefits of reading success, or access resources to understand the literacy needs of your community now.
How much could grade 3 reading success save you in the next
Education system costs
What do you pay annually for reading interventions and interventionists in grades 3+ ?
How much does an additional year of schooling cost per student?
How many students take an additional year or more to complete high school?
Community costs
How many students drop out of school each year?*
*$20,000 per student - Estimate based on Canadian Council on Learning (2009). No “drop” in the bucket: the high costs of dropping out.