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Read To Achieve

Read to Achieve
 

The goal of 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 administered the Beginning-of-Grade 3 English Language Arts/Reading Test (BOG3) to all third grade students. The test is given within the first 11-15 instructional days of each school 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 in the spring.


The Read to Achieve Law eliminates social promotion. Good Cause Exemptions are ways that third grade students can show reading proficiency and be exempt from retention under the Read to Achieve Legislation. Parents and guardians will be notified in writing of student retention and why the student is not eligible for a good cause exemption. Students who do not demonstrate reading proficiency will be invited to attend a district-sponsored reading camp prior to retention (Summer Reading Academy). Retained students will have opportunities to demonstrate proficiency for mid-year promotion. The Nash County Public Schools Board of Education will annually publish and provide written notification to the State Board of Education on the progress of reading proficiency and interventions provided to retained students.  

Below are links to items related to Read to Achieve.

 

Read to Achieve Grades 1/2 End-of-Year (EOY) Results 

Results and Read to Achieve Grade 3 End-of-Year (EOY) Results

Nash County Public Schools (640) 2021–22

Read to Achieve Grades 1 and 2 End-of-Year (EOY) Results

G.S. §115C-83.10 requires "each local board of education to publish annually on a website maintained by that local school administrative unit and report in writing to the State Board of Education (SBE) by September 1 of each year the following information on the prior school year:"

The denominator for calculating the required percentages for rows 1-4 is all students in membership at grades 1 and 2 for EOY DIBELS 8.

1 - The number and percentage of first-grade students demonstrating reading comprehension at grade level.
Total Number of Students in EOY DIBELS 8 (denominator): 921
Number of Students: 576
Percentage of Students: 62.5%

2 - The number and percentage of first-grade students not demonstrating reading comprehension at grade level and eligible for priority enrollment in reading camp.
Total Number of Students in EOY DIBELS 8 (denominator): 921
Number of Students: 345
Percentage of Students: 37.5%

3 - The number and percentage of second-grade students demonstrating reading comprehension at grade level.
Total Number of Students in EOY DIBELS 8 (denominator): 994
Number of Students: 541
Percentage of Students: 54.4%

4 - The number and percentage of second-grade students not demonstrating reading comprehension at grade level and eligible for priority enrollment in reading camp.
Total Number of Students in EOY DIBELS 8 (denominator): 994
Number of Students: 453
Percentage of Students: 45.6%

5 - The number and percentage of first-grade students eligible for priority enrollment who attended reading camp.

Total Number of Students in EOY DIBELS 8 (denominator): The denominator is the number of students eligible for priority enrollment in reading camp from row 2.
Number of Students: 193
Percentage of Students: 55.9%

6 - The number and percentage of second-grade students eligible for priority enrollment who attended reading camp.
Total Number of Students in EOY DIBELS 8 (denominator): The denominator is the number of students eligible for priority enrollment in reading camp from row 4.
Number of Students: 193
Percentage of Students: 55.9%

Note: Privacy policies dictate that any group with less than ten students, the specific number and percentage should not be given. 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).

Nash County Public Schools (640) 2021–22
 
Read to Achieve Grade 3 End-of-Year (EOY) Results
 
G.S. §115C-83.10 requires "each local board of education to publish annually on a website maintained by that local school administrative unit and report in writing to the State Board of Education (SBE) by September 1 of each year the following information on the prior school
year:"
        
The denominator for calculating the required percentages for rows 1 and 2 is all students in
membership at grade 3 for the first day of spring testing. The denominator for this school is 1040.
 
1 - Demonstrated reading proficiency on the Beginning-of-Grade 3 (BOG3) Reading Test, the End-of-Grade (EOG) Reading Test, or the EOG Reading Retest (i.e., scored Level 3 or higher).    
Number of Students: 299    
Percentage of Students: 28.8%
 
2 - Did not demonstrate reading proficiency on the BOG3 Reading Test, the EOG Reading Test, or the EOG
Reading Retest    
Number of Students: 741    
Percentage of Students: 71.3%
 
The number and percentage of students exempt from mandatory retention in third grade by category of good cause. Students may be counted in only one of these categories. Denominator for each category in row 3 is row 2.
 
3 - a.    Students who took and passed an alternative assessment approved by the SBE (i.e., State-approved formative and diagnostic assessment system (Amplify DIBELS 8), Read to Achieve Test, or locally determined SBE-approved
alternative assessment).    
Number of Students: 274    
Percentage of Students: 37.0%
 
    b.    English Learner students with less than two school years of instruction in an English as a Second Language [ESL] program.    
Number of Students: *    
Percentage of Students: *    

    c.    Students with disabilities whose current Individualized Education Program (IEP) indicates the use of the NCEXTEND1 alternative assessment, have at least a two school-year delay in educational performance, or have received intensive reading interventions for at least two
school years.    
Number of Students: 82    
Percentage of Students: 11.1%    

    d.    Students who have been previously retained more than once in kindergarten, first, second, or third grades.    
Number of Students: *    
Percentage of Students: *    

    e.    Students who demonstrated reading proficiency appropriate for third-grade students
through a reading portfolio.    
Number of Students: *    
Percentage of Students: *
 
 
Nash County Public Schools (640) 2021–22
 
Read to Achieve Grade 3 End-of-Year (EOY) Results  
 
G.S. §115C-83.10 requires "each local board of education to publish annually on a website maintained by that local school administrative unit and report in writing to the State Board of Education (SBE) by September 1 of each
year the following information on the prior school year:"
 
The denominator for calculating the required percentages for rows 4 and 6 are all students in
membership at grade 3 for the first day of spring testing. The denominator for this school is 1040.
 
4 - The number and percent of students eligible for priority enrollment in reading camp. This number equals row 2 minus the total of rows 3a through 3e.    Number of Students: 380    
Percentage of Students: 36.5%
 
The denominator for row 5 is the number of students eligible for priority enrollment in reading camp
from row 4.
 
5 - The number and percentage of students eligible for priority enrollment who attended reading camp.    
Number of Students: 298    
Percentage of Students: 78.4%
 
6 - Total number and percentage of students retained for not demonstrating reading proficiency on third-grade standards (students deemed proficient after reading camp are subtracted from this number). Students who are not proficient will be either: [1] retained in a
third-grade class, [2] placed in a 3/4 transitional class with a retained label, or [3] placed in a fourth-grade
accelerated class with a retained reading label.    
Number of Students: 335    
Percentage of Students: 32.2%
 
7 - Charter Schools Only: Charter schools must indicate the number and percentage of retained students recorded in number 6 who do not return to the charter school for the upcoming school year.    
Number of Students: N/A    
Percentage of Students: N/A
                
State Board of Education-Approved Alternative Assessments    
 
1    Northwest Evaluation System—Measures of Academic Progress Growth    
    Number of Students Who Passed the Alternative Assessment1: N/A
 
2    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt—Reading Inventory    
    Number of Students Who Passed the Alternative Assessment1: N/A
 
3    STAR Reading    
    Number of Students Who Passed the Alternative Assessment1: *
 
4    Iowa Assessments    
    Number of Students Who Passed the Alternative Assessment1: N/A
 
5    i-Ready    
    Number of Students Who Passed the Alternative Assessment1: N/A
 
6    Imagine Learning—Reading Level Assessment    
    Number of Students Who Passed the Alternative Assessment1: N/A
 
7    Achieve3000    
    Number of Students Who Passed the Alternative Assessment1: *
 
8    Instructure—CASE Benchmark Assessment (previously known as Case
    21 Assessment)    
    Number of Students Who Passed the Alternative Assessment1: N/A
 
9    Edmentum—Exact Path Individualize Learning Solution    
    Number of Students Who Passed the Alternative Assessment1: 234
 
10    Lexia Learning—RAPID Assessment    
    Number of Students Who Passed the Alternative Assessment1: N/A
 
11    Imagine Learning—Galileo English Language Arts/Reading Assessment    
    Number of Students Who Passed the Alternative Assessment1: N/A
 
12    Acadience Reading    
    Number of Students Who Passed the Alternative Assessment1: N/A
 
13    FastBridge—FastBridge aReading    
    Number of Students Who Passed the Alternative Assessment1: N/A
 
14    Imagination Station—Istation's Indicators of Progress (ISIPTM) Reading3    
    Number of Students Who Passed the Alternative Assessment1: N/A
 
15    Other (Charter Schools Only)    
    Number of Students Who Passed the Alternative Assessment1: N/A
 
1The number of students who passed each alternative assessment is denoted in this column. If the approved alternative assessment was not used, N/A is shown. If the number of students who passed the alternative assessment is fewer than ten students, an asterisk (*) is shown.
 
Note: Privacy policies dictate that for less than ten students, the specific number and percentage should not be given. 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).