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.
Children begin their education journey by learning to read, but there is a shift in expectations come fourth grade. By that point, students are expected to use basic reading skills to read to learn. The ability to read opens doors and opportunities each child deserves. Students who are not reading on grade level by the end of third grade are at severe risk of falling further behind. In fact, students who are not reading proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school, and African-American and Hispanic students are six times more likely to drop out, according to a report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
ExcelinEd’s comprehensive K-3 Reading policy is designed to ensure all students enter fourth grade with the foundational reading skills they need to learn, graduate and succeed.
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