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1 Alamance-Burlington Schools
North Carolina Read To Achieve House Bill 950/S.L Section 7A Alamance-Burlington Schools

2 North Carolina Read To Achieve: Reading Proficiency Legislation
The Goal: “The goal of the State is to ensure that every student read 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 text when needed for secondary education and career success.”

3 NC Read to Achieve Program
Major Components •Comprehensive Literacy Plan •K-3 Diagnostic Reading Assessment •Mandatory retention of third graders not performing on grade level •Summer Reading Camp •Third/Fourth Grade Transitional Classes Responsiveness to Instruction Kindergarten Entry Assessment Process

4 assess the big ideas of reading
K-3 Diagnostic Reading Assessment mClass Reading 3D TRC Assess reading and comprehension DIBELS 1 minute probes to assess the big ideas of reading Teachers get immediate feedback about instructional needs of students. Parent reports are generated to provide notification of assessment results and information regarding reading proficiency.

5 •At the end of third grade, students will take the 3rd grade reading
What To Expect •At the end of third grade, students will take the 3rd grade reading EOG. •If they are proficient, they are promoted to 4th grade. •If they are not, they will take the Read to Achieve alternate test, and may also take a retest of the EOG in a different form. •If they are proficient on the retake or alternate test, they are promoted to 4th grade.

6 Third Grade: What To Expect
Students may also be promoted if they have demonstrated grade-level proficiency by: Scoring at least a level P on the TRC Successfully completing a student reading portfolio. Scoring at least a 439 on the BOG. Achieving a Lexile score of at least 725 on the final Discovery Education Benchmark (pending approval by the State Board of Education)

7 Third Grade: What if my child does not pass the retake/alternate test?
If third grade students are still not proficient, they may qualify for a “good cause exemption.” Principals will make an initial determination of exemptions and send in writing to Superintendent. The Superintendent will accept or reject the recommendation in writing.

8 Good Cause Exemptions Limited English Proficient students with fewer than 2 years of instruction in ESL Students with disabilities with an IEP that indicates the use of Extend1 alternate assessment, or have at least a 2 year delay in educational performance, or have received intensive reading interventions for at least two school years Students who have previously been retained more than once in prior grades

9 What if my child is not a candidate for a good cause exemption?
Third Grade: If students do not qualify for a “good cause exemption,” they are encouraged to enroll in a Summer Reading Camp. Enrollment in the summer camp is the parent’s decision. If the choice is not to enroll, the student will have one opportunity to demonstrate proficiency before the beginning of the next school year. If the student is still not proficient, he will be retained. Retained in this case means the student will have the retained-reading label and will be served in the ¾ transition class. This is explained on a subsequent slide.

10 •Outside of the instructional calendar
Summer Reading Camp •Outside of the instructional calendar •Parents or guardians will make the final decision regarding attendance •Will last 3 weeks, 5 days per week, from 8:30 until 2:30 each day •Teachers will be selected based on demonstrated student outcomes in reading proficiency

11 What Is After Summer Camp?
Proficient: 1. Student attends and completes the Summer Reading Camp. 2. Student passes with the Alternate test OR with a Proficient reading portfolio. 3. Student will be promoted to 4th Grade. Not Proficient: •If the student is still not proficient, the student moves to the next school year with a “retained-reading” label on the record in PowerSchool.

12 What Is The Retention Process?
If the child must receive a “retained” label, then there are two instructional options: Option 1 - 3rd/4th Grade Transition Class: In this class, the student will have a “retained label” in PowerSchool and will be taught 4th grade standards, but remediated for reading intensively in the classroom for 90 minutes. Option 2 - Accelerated Reading Class: In this class, students will be “pulled-out” of the regular classroom and receive intensive reading instruction by a separate teacher. The instructional support is provided to increase a student’s reading level at least two grade levels.l These retained students will be given additional opportunities for promotion if they demonstrate proficiency during the next year. They will continue to receive extra reading support.

13 Responsiveness to Instruction
DPI promotes RtI as a multi- tiered framework which supports school improvement Shared responsibility of all stakeholders: educators, families, students, and community partners All initiatives are intentionally integrated from core instruction to intensive instruction

14 What Can Parents Do? Read Together!
Set aside time for your child to read every day and for you to read to your child. Visit the local public library and check out books. Attend our FYI Curriculum Nights. Attend all parent/teacher conferences. Utilize to remain in contact with your child’s teacher. Utilize the teachers’ webpages for additional resources and sample passages.

15 Together, we can ensure our students are ready!

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