Research shows that 70 percent of non-proficient and 30 percent of proficient readers struggle to read efficiently. 

Reading efficiency is crucial in developing reading proficiency. Students who experience reading as inefficient and laborious typically avoid reading and may lack the motivation needed to develop silent reading fluency and comprehension skills. Unfortunately, most reading interventions fail to address this critical component of reading.  

This research summary will provide educators with an overview of the physical and cognitive processes involved in reading efficiency. You'll learn why efficient reading habits are key to increasing reading achievement in your school or district. 

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