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Read to Achieve

 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:

  • 1. Your child will be given the opportunity to retest.

  • 2. If 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 skills.

  • 3. Following summer reading camp, your child’s reading proficiency will be assessed again.

  • 4. If your child’s reading is proficient, he or she will be eligible for promotion to fourth grade.

  • 5. If your child does not score proficient on the Read to Achieve test or meet an alternate pathway, he or she will be placed in a fourth-grade class the following year with a third-grade reading retention label. Ninety minutes of uninterrupted reading instruction will be provided daily in these classes. Your child will be eligible to retake the Read to Achieve test in late October to achieve a mid-year promotion and have the third-grade reading 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.


Download this Parent Letter for more detailed information:

If you have questions about Read to Achieve, please contact your child's classroom teacher and/or principal.
For further inquiries, email Jennifer Reed, Director of Elementary and Intermediate Education

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