Read to Achieve
North Carolina state law (House
Bill 950/S.L. 2012-142 section 7A) now requires that third graders who
are not reading at a proficient level on the end-of-grade test be given
additional support. If your child is not proficient on the end-of-grade
test in reading at the end of third grade:
- Your child will be given the opportunity to retest.
your child is not proficient on the retest, he or she will be invited
to attend a free summer reading camp to help improve his or her reading
- Following summer reading camp, your child’s reading will be assessed again.
- If your child’s reading is proficient, he or she will be eligible for promotion to fourth grade.
your child does not score proficient, he or she will be placed in
fourth grade classes the following year with a third-grade retention
label. Ninety minutes of uninterrupted reading instruction will be
provided daily in these classes. Your child will be eligible to retake
the reading test in late October to achieve a mid-year promotion and
have the third-grade retention label removed. Your child will remain in
the same fourth grade class for the entire school year and continue to
receive the uninterrupted reading instruction throughout fourth grade to
support ongoing improvement in reading skills.
Check out this video for a "Parent Guide" to the Read to Achieve Program