NC Read to Achieve at a Glance

The Read to Achieve Program is  a part of the Excellence Public Schools Act which became law in July of 2012.  
It applies to all schools at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year.
 
The State Goal ~ 115C-83.1A
The goal of the State is to ensure that every student read at or above grade level at 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. 
 
The 7 Components of Read to Achieve
   1. Developmental Screening in Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA)
   2. Elimination of Social Promotion
   3. Successful Reading Development for Retained Students
   4. Parent/Guardian Notification
   5. Accountability Measures
   6. Comprehensive Reading Plan 
   7. Facilitating Early Grade Reading Proficiency
 
Reading Portfolio Schedule of Activities
DateActivityNotes
January             Middle of Year (MOY) assessments for mClass Reading 3D conducted.Individual summary sheets placed in student portfolios as applicable.
January-MayTeachers administer portfolio assessments (no more than 3 per week)
Around Day 170Teachers stop administering portfolio assessments and document names of students who have successfully completed the portfolio.   
Last 10 Days of SchoolStudents take EOGs
After EOGsDocumentation of Good Cause Exemptions based on state guidelines is completed
Last 10 Days of SchoolRetakes of EOG (3rd Grade Reading only) and/or administration of Read to Achieve alternate assessment.  Only needed for students who did not show proficiency on the first administration of the EOG and did not qualify for a Good Cause Exemption.
Mid-June to late JuneSummer Reading Camp begins for students who have not shown proficiency on 3rd grade standards. Incomplete portfolios can be continued during summer reading camp.
 
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