Read To Achieve

North Carolina’s READ TO ACHIEVE

 Craven County Schools has always emphasized the importance of students learning to read and strengthening their reading skills through practice.  No matter what the subject, reading is the foundation for all learning to be successful in school and life!

North Carolina state law now requires that third graders who are not reading at a proficient level on the end-of-grade test be given extra attention.  This new “Read to Achieve” requirement will begin for the first time with the children who begin third grade in the fall of 2013. You will notice a big focus on reading and on learning math skills and facts that your child will need in fourth grade and even in middle school and high school.

For the first time in the fall of third grade, your child will be given a beginning-of-grade standardized test to see how they are reading. At the end of third grade, your child will take end-of-grade tests in reading and in mathematics. These tests will tell you and your child’s teacher and principal if your child has learned the basic skills that he or she needs in order to do well in fourth grade. More details about this requirement will be provided to you at your child’s school this fall.

 Here are some ideas on how you can help your child become a better reader!

–  Set aside time for your child to read every day and/or for you to read to your child.

Visit the local public library and check out books. This is a free service in most counties.

–  Some local school districts open school libraries on special days in the summer. If you can, take your child to library day at your school to check out books.

–  Talk to your child and encourage your child to talk about the things that interest him or her.

–  If your child enjoys writing or drawing, encourage them to write and draw.

–  Help your child get restful sleep.

–  Talk to your child about all the fun and exciting things he or she will be learning in school.

–  Ask your child’s teacher about additional reading resources.

 

 

 Read to Achieve Results for 2015 – 2016

Craven County Schools (250)

2015-16

Read to Achieve Grade 3

End-of-Year Results

G.S. 115C-83.10 requires each local board of education to publish annually on a Web site maintained by that local school administrative unit and to report in writing to the State Board of Education (SBE) by September 1 of each year the following information on the prior school year:?
Note: The denominator for calculating the required percentages for Rows 1, 2, and 3 is all students in membership at grade 3 for the first day of spring testing.  Number of Students  Percentage
1 Demonstrated reading proficiency on the Beginning-of-Grade 3 (BOG3) ELA/Reading Assessment, the End-of-Grade (EOG) ELA/Reading Assessment, or the EOG ELA/Reading Retest (scored Level 3 or higher) 672 56.9%
2 Did not demonstrate reading proficiency on the BOG3 ELA/Reading Assessment, the EOG ELA/Reading Assessment, or the EOG ELA/Reading Retest 509 43.1%
3 The number and percentage of students exempt from mandatory retention in third grade for good cause. Students may be counted in this category only once. 102 8.6%
The denominator for Row 4 is the number of students from Row 2 minus the number of students from Row 3.
4 The number and percentage of students who took and passed an alternative assessment approved by the State Board of Education (SBE) (i.e., Read to Achieve Test or locally determined SBE-approved alternative assessment). Students may be counted in the numerator and/or the denominator only once for this category. 243 59.7%
The denominator for Row 5 is all students in membership at grade 3 for the first day of spring testing.
5 Total number and percentage of students retained for not demonstrating reading proficiency on third-grade standards (For 2015-16, students who are not proficient will be either: (1)retained in third grade accelerated class, (2) placed in a transition class with a retained label, or (3) placed in a fourth-grade accelerated class with a retained reading label. 99 8.4%
The denominator for Row 6 is the number of retained students recorded in number 5.
6 Charter Schools Only: Charter schools must indicate the number and percentage of retained students recorded in number 5? who do not return to the charter school for 2015?16 N/A N/A
Craven County Schools (250)

2015–16

Read to Achieve Grades 1 and 2

End-of-Year Results

G.S. §115C-83.10 requires “each local board of education to publish annually on a Web site maintained by that local school administrative unit and to report in writing to the State Board of Education (SBE) by September 1 of each year the following information on the prior school year:”
Note: The denominator for calculating the required percentages for Rows 1, 2, 3, and 4 is all students in membership at grade 1 and at grade 2 for end-of-year TRC assessments.  Number of Students  Percentage
1 The number and percentage of first grade students demonstrating reading comprehension at grade level. 586 50.2%
2 The number and percentage of first grade students not demonstrating reading comprehension at grade level. 581 49.8%
3 The number and percentage of second grade students demonstrating reading comprehension at grade level. 624 53.8%
4 The number and percentage of second grade students not demonstrating reading comprehension at grade level.

 

535 46.2%

Note: Privacy laws dictate that for fewer than 5 students, the specific number and percentage should not be given. Therefore, if the number is fewer than 10 students, schools should use an asterisk (*) to represent fewer than 10 students and the percentage. An * indicates that the student population number and percentage is too small to report the value. The percentage and number of students are not shown if the percentage is greater than 95 percent (>95) or less than 5 percent (<5).