Research shows that third grade reading proficiency is critical for educational and lifelong success. It’s a key to gaining achievement in the new knowledge economy, and breaking the cycle of poverty over time.
But for many children in the U.S., academic and career prospects are dim. Millions entering the fourth grade are unable to read proficiently.
Fortunately, there are frameworks and solutions, including Direct Instruction programs, available to create and advance a comprehensive third grade reading proficiency achievement plan. Strategies and curriculum solutions are available to both empower educators and accelerate reading outcomes, so all children learn to read at grade level by the end of third grade.
Three essential strategies inform a strong model for educational leaders seeking to strengthen their third-grade reading proficiency initiatives. Get this guide to find out how US districts and schools are implementing robust ELA curriculum solutions and resources to meet literacy and achievement action plans, improve student performance, and lower student retention rates.