Percentage of Children Asking Questions

The skill of question asking is far too rarely deliberately taught in school. In fact, students typically hit their question-asking peak around the age of 4 and their question asking dramatically declines shortly after they enter the classroom. 

Chart showing that Students Stop Asking Questions

Available through Creative Commons — Must Cite Right Question Institute
Data Sources: NCES and various studies on questioning in children

The Right Question Institute (RQI)  has worked with and learned from educators to develop a teaching strategy that provides a simple, yet powerful method for students to learn to ask their own questions and, in the process,  do divergent, convergent and metacognitive thinking.