Read to Achieve & K-3 Istation Testing Information
Read to Achieve is a program created in Legislation approved by the North Carolina General Assembly in July, 2012. The program consists of components for improving reading proficiency for students in kindergarten through third grade. Legislation states that K-3 students shall be assessed with a valid and reliable, formative and diagnostic reading assessments. North Carolina has selected Istation as the state's reading assessment for students in K-3, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. Istation helps to identify students' abilities in phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. Wake County Public Schools will begin using this assessment for the middle of the year benchmarking period which occurs this January for traditional calendar schools.
There is an Istation parent portal which provides 24-7 access to:
- a personalized data profile of your child's progress
- supplemental learning materials and games for home use
- interactive books.
You will receive information from your child's teacher regarding Istation and the steps you will need to take to activate your parent portal account.
You may also visit https://www.istation.com/NorthCarolina/Home to learn more about the Istation school to home connection.