3rd Grade Parents: Read to Achieve Information

Report
The Read to Achieve program
is part of The Excellent
Public Schools Act of N.C
(NC House Bill 950)
which became law in July 2012.
The law outlines that if a 3rd grader
is not reading at grade level by the
end of 3rd grade, they will have to
either repeat the third grade or
attend reading camp.
KEY QUESTIONS
• What steps are being taken to get your 3rd grader reading
at or above grade level?
• How will the State determine if your child is reading at
grade level?
• What will happen if your child isn’t reading at grade level?
• How can you help your child with his or her reading?
What steps are being taken to get your 3rd grader reading at grade level?
We are providing strong instruction in literacy.
What steps are being taken to get your 3rd grader reading at grade level?
We are providing extra help to students who need it.
What steps are being taken to get your 3rd grader reading at grade level?
We are gathering information on your child’s progress.
Your child’s teacher
will continue to
observe and monitor
their progress.
Your child can take up
to 3 passages per
week. Passages are
aligned to specific
standards your child
needs to master.
These assessments
include mCLASS and
CASE 21, along with
the EOG.
What steps are being taken to get your 3rd grader reading at grade level?
We are sharing information on your child’s progress.
We’ll talk about this
specifically during
conferences, emails,
or reports home.
We’ll share standards
and scores.
You will get formal
reports, including the
Home Connect letter.
What steps are being taken to get your 3rd grader reading at grade level?
We are sharing information on your child’s progress.
YEAR ROUND CALENDAR STUDENTS
How will the State determine that your
child is reading at grade level?
YEAR ROUND CALENDAR STUDENTS
The State uses the EOG to determine reading proficiency. If
a student isn’t ‘proficient’, they can avoid repeating the 3rd
grade by attending 6 weeks of reading camp.
To prevent retention in 3rd grade, we will use data
to predict if your child is at risk. At risk students
will be invited to attend reading camp during track
out periods.
YEAR ROUND CALENDAR STUDENTS
How will the State determine that your child is reading at grade level?
Does the data tell us that your child is at-risk
for failing the reading section of the EOG?
 Yes.
• Your child is invited to 6
weeks of reading camp.
• Camp takes place the first
two weeks of three trackout periods.
YEAR ROUND CALENDAR STUDENTS
If your child is determined to not be reading
at grade level, you have two choices:
 Attend Camp
 Decline Camp
• Your child will be retested at
the end of camp and move into
the 4th grade.
• Your child will be evaluated at
the end of the year. If it is
determined that your child is
not reading at grade level, your
child will repeat the 3rd grade.
• Children who are still not
reading at grade level will have
a ‘retention label’ and receive
additional support.
• The retention label will be
removed if the child
demonstrates proficiency by
mid-year of 4th grade.
YEAR ROUND CALENDAR STUDENTS
How will the State determine that your child is reading at grade level?
Does the data tell us that your child is at-risk
for failing the reading section of the EOG?
 No.
• Your child will continue
with strong literacy
instruction and take the
EOG at the end of the year.
YEAR ROUND CALENDAR STUDENTS
How will the State determine that your child is reading at grade level?
Did your child pass the reading section of
the EOG?
 Yes. Your child moves to
the 4th grade.
 No. Your child’s teacher
will look at:
Results of portfolio
• mCLASS
• PEP (if applicable)
• Reading passages
-or- Read to Achieve Test
How can I help my child with his or her reading?
Read together for at least
20 minutes each day!
• Parent/Teacher
Communication
• Home Connect Activities
• Visit the library
• Stay involved

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