Third Grade Reading Readiness

In an executive summary by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Early Warning! Why Reading By the End of Third Grade Matters, (2013, p.1)Of the fourth-graders who took the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading test in 2009, 83% of children from low-income families, and 85% of low-income students who attend high-poverty schools, failed to reach the ‘proficient’ level in reading. Reading proficiently by third grade is a crucial marker in a child’s educational development.  Failure to read proficiently is linked to higher rates of school dropout, which suppresses individual earning potential as well as the nation’s competitiveness and general productivity,”.


Measuring Progress

To measure progress, we will use data to track student growth by showing longitudinal progress using the Language and Literacy portion of the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) and the Ohio Language and Literacy Diagnostic for grades 1 and 2.



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Network Action Team

Team members review data to determine how best to support our local schools. Teams are made up of business, nonprofit and community leaders. If you are interested in becoming a part of the team contact us or click on the link below.