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Read to Achieve

The Read to Achieve Program is a part of the Excellence Public Schools Act which became law in July of 2012. It applies to all schools at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. Charlotte Choice Charter School data is available via www.dpi.state.nc.us.

 

The State Goal ~ 115C-83.1A

The goal of the State is to ensure that every student read at or above grade level at the end of third grade and continue to progress in reading proficiency so that he or she can read, comprehend, integrate, and apply complex text when needed for secondary education and career success.

 

Read to Achieve, a North Carolina General Assembly initiative, is legislation designed to ensure that every student reads at or above grade level by the end of third grade and continue to progress in reading proficiency so that he or she can read, comprehend, integrate, and apply complex texts needed for secondary education and career success.

 

How will Read to Achieve affect my child at Charlotte Choice Charter?

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Your child is already assessed at least five times throughout the year at Charlotte Choice during classroom instruction to support growth in reading.  The Read to Achieve legislation mandates that all students will be assessed in reading at the beginning, middle, and end of the year--so our district is already ahead of this legislation for our K-2 students. The assessments give information to the teacher about the instructional needs of your child. Parents will receive communication that provides information about your child’s reading assessments and suggestions for what to do at home. Teachers and parents will work together to promote reading proficiency.

 

3rd Grade
The Read to Achieve legislation state that your child will be assessed in reading at the beginning, middle, and end of the year. Parents will receive communication that provides information about your child’s reading assessments and suggestions for what to do at home. Teachers and parents will work together to promote reading proficiency. Your child will take the NC End of Grade (EOG) Reading Test at the end of third grade.

  • What if my 3rd grader is not reading at or above grade level now?
    When a child is not reading at grade level, interventions are provided at school. You are notified of these interventions on your child’s report card and/or on a separate Personal Education Plan. You are encouraged to attend parent conferences with your child’s teacher to work together to help your child reach proficiency by the end of the year.
  • What happens if my 3rd grader does not pass the EOG Reading Test?
    Your child will have an opportunity to take the Read to Achieve Test if they were not able to demonstrate proficiency through a portfolio. If your child does not pass the Read to Achieve Test, they will attend a free district sponsored reading camp. If you choose not to enroll your child in reading camp, your child will be retained in third grade.
  • Summer Reading Camp

Students who do not show proficiency after third grade and who do not qualify for a good cause exemption, will attend summer reading camp. This camp will be provided by the local school district and will be of no cost to you. The summer reading camps will be at least six weeks in length and students can show proficiency after the camps by passing the Read to Achieve test or producing a completed reading portfolio. Those students showing proficiency will be promoted to the fourth grade.

Read to Achieve Parent Resources