Read to Acheive

  • Read to Achieve

     

    The goal of the Read to Achieve program is to ensure that every student reads at grade level by the end of third grade. 

    How will Read to Achieve affect my child?

    Second-grade students will be invited to attend Reading Camp based on mCLASS End-of-Year assessments. If your child qualifies for this opportunity, you will receive a letter from their school. The Reading Camp is held during track-out periods for year-round schools and during summer for schools on traditional and modified calendars.

    Third-grade students who do not pass the Reading End-of-Grade test or Read to Achieve test will be invited to attend Reading Camp. The Reading Camp is held for 72 hours during the summer for modified and traditional schools and for the track-out periods for year-round schools. 

    What steps are being taken to ensure your child reads at grade level by the end of 3rd grade?

    Your child’s teacher teaches reading throughout the year. We will share information about your child’s progress in reading through report cards, interim reports, conferences, emails and in the mCLASS Home Connect Report – important reports that provide information specific to your child’s reading skills. The mCLASS Home Connect Report gives suggestions about activities that you can do at home to help. Read your child’s Student Summary Handout carefully and talk with your child’s teacher about his or her progress.

    What if my child is struggling to read?

    We will provide additional support if your child has difficulties with his or her reading. You are encouraged to attend parent conferences with your child’s teacher to work together to help your child read at grade level by the end of the year. Your child’s teacher can provide strategies that you can use at home to help your child read better, including information about accessing and navigating the mCLASS Home Connect Report.

    How will we determine that your child is reading at grade level?

    Kindergarten, first- and second-grade students will be assessed using mCLASS, Letterland assessments and class performance to ensure they are developing foundational reading skills.
     
    Third-grade students will take the NC EOG reading test at the end of third grade. If they are proficient on the EOG reading test, they are eligible to be promoted to the fourth grade. If they are not proficient on the EOG reading test and do not qualify for a Good Cause Exemption, your child may be promoted to fourth grade with a reading retention designation. Your school will notify you if your child meets one of these exemptions, along with promotion/retention decisions. 

     

    Reading Camp

    Traditional Calendar Students: A second-grade student who is not proficient will be invited to attend a free, district-sponsored camp for approximately 72 hours during summer break. It is the decision of the parent or guardian to accept or decline.

    A third-grade student who is not proficient on the Reading EOG will be invited to attend a free, district-sponsored camp for approximately 72 hours during summer break. It is the decision of the parent or guardian to accept or decline.

    Year-round Calendar Students (multi-track, single track, and modified): A second-grade student who is not proficient will be invited to attend a free, district-sponsored camp for approximately 72 hours during summer break. It is the decision of the parent or guardian to accept or decline.

    A third-grade student will be invited to attend a free, district-sponsored reading camp during summer or track-out periods if they have not met a good cause exemption or is not proficient on the Reading EOG. It is the decision of the parent or guardian to accept or decline.