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.
Recent Early Literacy News and Blogs
- #AskExcelinEd: What’s Happening at #EIE19?
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- #FactFriday: Mississippi students made exceptional gains in reading and math on the 2019 NAEP
- State Spotlight: K-3 Literacy Climbs in Arizona
- #FactFriday: Literacy achievement in Ohio is soaring
- State Spotlight: Rising Literacy Achievement in Ohio
- Honor Noah Webster’s Birthday by Celebrating Vocabulary and Learning on National Dictionary Day.
- Happy 50th NAEP-iversary – You’ve come a long way, baby!
- #FactFriday: AP Computer Science participation on the rise – including for female and minority students
- State Spotlight: The Road to Early Literacy Improvements in Mississippi