Our Goal: Build literacy skills to ensure all students are reading on grade level by the end of 3rd Grade.
Reading is a critical predictor of high school success - or failure. That’s because children are learning to read until third grade; after that, they’re reading to learn.
Students who don’t read on grade level by the time they are in third grade typically don’t catch up. In later grades, coursework gets harder, reading becomes more challenging, and those with reading troubles have difficulty coping. This can lead to bad grades, bad behavior, “checking out” from school – and eventually dropping out.
The video below, from the Campaign for Grade Level Reading, illustrates the importance of early education and reading on grade level in third grade.