The Read On. Get On. (ROGO) coalition has launched the ROGO Index – a new robust measure of children’s reading at age 11 in England. The ROGO coalition has created a more holistic view of how well the nation’s children are reading by bringing together government, commercial and third sector data to indicate whether children are good readers.
In publishing commercial reading skills data from our New Group Reading Test alongside other reading skills data for the very first time, the ROGO Index shows that children’s cognitive reading skills have remained consistent over the past three years despite changes in Key Stage 2 national curriculum assessments suggesting fluctuations in attainment. The Index also shows that children’s levels of reading enjoyment and frequency are lower than their levels of cognitive reading skills.