Reading is the Gateway to Learning
A comprehensive reading intervention policy that begins in kindergarten and ensures that students are prepared for success before moving on to fourth grade.
From kindergarten through third grade, children are learning to read. Then in fourth grade, they transition to use reading to learn. The ability to read opens doors and opportunities that each child deserves. Without this ability, students are hindered in achieving their potential. Children who are not reading proficiently in third grade are four times more likely to drop out or fail to graduate from high school, according to a report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. For poor black and Hispanic students, that likelihood doubles.
ExcelinEd’s comprehensive K-3 Reading policy is designed to ensure all students enter fourth grade with the foundational reading skills they will need to learn, graduate and succeed.
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