Read to Achieve

Read to Acheive

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

    The state will develop, implement, and continuously evaluate a research-based comprehensive reading program to improve reading achievement. As a part of the Read to Achieve Initiative, beginning in fall 2013, North Carolina will administer the Beginning-of-Grade 3 English Language Arts/Reading Test (BOG3) to all third grade students. The test will be given within the first 11-15 instructional days of the year and will serve as a pre- test. The purpose is for principals and teachers to track student growth after the 3rd Grade READY English Language Arts/Reading EOG Test that will be given spring  2014.

    Read to Achieve eliminates social promotion starting in the 2013-14 School Year. Students failing to demonstrate proficiency on the Reading READY EOG in third grade will be retained.   Good Cause Exemptions will be determined by the Superintendent. Students not demonstrating proficiency will be enrolled in a summer reading camp prior to retention.  Retained students will have opportunities to demonstrate proficiency for mid-year promotion.  Parents will be provided with a plan for reading at home. Parents and guardians will be notified in writing of student retention and why the student is not eligible for a good cause exemption.