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9 On Your Side checks in on Read to Achieve progress

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A new state law requires all North Carolina third graders read at grade level.

In 2012, the state legislature passed the Excellent Public Schools Act (Read to Achieve). Under the law, schools are putting an extra emphasis on reading.

"The state had given us a reading assessment for every child in kindergarten through third grade in reading.  “We use that ‘M-Class Data’ to guide us as to what students are reading below grade level and what students need support," said Craven County Assistant Superintendent Annette Brown.

This year all schools in North Carolina have to implement a plan to get students at grade level. 9 On Your Side checked in with in with Craven and Lenoir counties to check on their progress.
    
Craven County Schools offers several programs like small group intervention and small group guided reading sessions every day.

Lenoir County Schools offers the following:

1. All students K-3 receive basic reading instruction which includes phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
 
2. DIBELS/TRC data in grades K-3 is analyzed to determine specific needs for struggling readers and students receive additional interventions targeted to the area of need to address difficulties with reading immediately. Progress monitoring is completed to determine if interventions are meeting the needs of the students.
3. Personalized Education Plans are written with parent input for those students who need more intense interventions to address reading difficulties.
 
4. Multiple meetings and communication has been sent to parents to inform them of the Read to Achieve law.
5. Parent workshops for helping parents know how they can help their children at home in learning to read are being conducted throughout the year at various schools. 
  
If students are not at third-grade reading level, they can be held back; however, there are exceptions.

“Some students are just not good test takers, so[a] portfolio process is put in place. If they do not pass the end of grade test and they still do not pass the Read to Achieve test, then if they are successful with the portfolio passages, then they can get exemptions," said Brown.

For more information on the Read to Achieve guidelines click here.
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