North Carolina Read to Achieve
What is Read to Achieve?
Read To Achieve is a part of the Excellent Schools Act passed into NC law in July 2012 and applies to all schools beginning 2013-2014 school year. Read To Achieve focuses on preparing students to be proficient readers by the end of 3rd grade. North Carolina state law now requires that third graders who are not reading at a proficient level on the end-of-grade test be given extra attention. The law has changed from the original version adopted in July 2012. Changes to the Read to Achieve Law were signed by the Governor on June 10, 2014. The best resource for parents in understanding the law is to visit the NC Department of Public Instruction Read to Achieve LiveBinder. The link for this resource can be found below.
Parents may also find the Parent Letter helpful in understanding the components of the Read to Achieve law. 3rd grade families will receive a copy of this information within the first two weeks of school. A copy of the letter can be found HERE
. NCDPI has also provided a PowerPoint overview. You can view that information HERE
For more information on ways to support your child at home, please click HERE
NCDPI has developed resources specifically for parents to support literacy. You can access the resources HERE
. There are excellent video resources and strategies for parents to use with their children to build early literacy skills.
Read to Achieve Resources
2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 Read to Achieve Results
Read to Achieve legislation requires “each local board of education to publish annually on a Web site maintained by that local school administrative unit and to report in writing to the State Board of Education (SBE) by September 1
of each year the following information on the prior school year:” The results for Rockingham County Schools' 2013-2014 implementation of the Read to Achieve law can be found HERE
. The results for Rockingham County Schools' 2014-2015 implementation of the Read to Achieve law can be found HERE
. The results for Rockingham County Schools' 2015-2016 implementation of the Read to Achieve law can be found HERE.
2015-2016 Read to Achieve First and Second Grade Information
Find statistics regarding first and second grade reading proficiency HERE