A Parent`s Guide to NC House Bill 950

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North Carolina Read to Achieve
A Parents’ Guide to
NC House Bill 950
Cornelius Elementary School
Agenda
• Goal of the law
• Components of Read to Achieve
• How this could impact your child
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What is Read To Achieve?
-Read to Achieve is part of the Excellent Public
Schools Act which became law in July 2012.
-This law supports the NC State Board of
Education’s mission:
-Every public school student will graduate from
high school globally competitive for work and
post-secondary education and prepared for life
in the 21st century.
-Effective during the 2013-2014 school year
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Goal for Read To Achieve
§ 115C-83.1. State goal.
“The goal of the State is to ensure that every
student read at or above grade level by the end
of third grade and continue to progress in reading
proficiency so that he or she can read,
comprehend, integrate, and apply complex texts
needed for secondary education and career
success.”
(Excellent Public Schools Act, NC HB 950/S.L. 2012)
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7 Components of Read to Achieve
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Comprehensive plan for reading achievement
Kindergarten entry assessment process
Facilitating early grade reading proficiency
Process for the elimination of social
promotion
5. Plan for successful reading development of
retained students
6. Parent/guardian notification process
7. Accountability measures process
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4. Elimination of Social Promotion
Your child must demonstrate reading proficiency
to be promoted to 4th grade.
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What is social promotion?
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary*, social
promotion is the practice of promoting a student from one
grade level to the next on the basis of age rather than
academic achievement.
*m-w.com
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What is reading proficiency?
Reading proficiency is the ability to read at
the level which the state deems appropriate
at the end of each grade level as measured
by the Reading End-of-Grade test.
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So what does this mean for my
Cornelius 3rd grader?
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Good Cause Exemptions
• Limited English Proficient students
• Students with IEPs that include alternate
assessments and reading interventions
• Proficiency on an alternate assessment after
EOG or summer reading camp
• Proficiency through a reading portfolio
• Previously retained more than once
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5. Plan for Successful Reading
Development of Retained Students
• If your child does not demonstrate reading
proficiency they will be able to attend CMS
Summer Reading Camp.
• At the end of CMS Summer Reading Camp, if
your child does not demonstrate reading
proficiency, your child will receive additional
intensive reading support during the following
school year.
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Resources
North Carolina Department of Instruction website:
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us
Read to Achieve Live Binder:
http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/850102
CMS Read to Achieve Resources:
http://www.cms.k12.nc.us/parents/Pages/ReadtoAchieve.aspx
If I have questions
throughout this process,
whom should I contact?
Please contact your child’s teacher with
questions and concerns.
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