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The literacy achievement gap in my classroom is founded by the lack of parent involvement. Whether, the absence of parent involvement lies with the parent not knowing how to read, not valuing literacy, or simply not being an active part of their child’s education this is anessential piece of the puzzle missing. Achievement in literacy areas and overall success in schools can be determined by parents or caregivers reading to a child at a young age (Barton, 2004). I currently have a fifth-grader, reading at a first-grade level, that does not see the value in learning to read. He will say that his dad does not know how to read and he runs a successful business. This student has made the comment that his wife will be able to do “the reading” for him when it is time for him to take over his father’s business. I do not blame the boy entirely for his attitude towards reading; he is just a product of his environment. Which relates to the excerpt from The 90% Reading Goal