Read to Achieve

How will Read to Achieve affect my child?
The law outlines that if a third-grade student does not have a good cause exemption and does not pass the EOG Reading test, they will be encouraged to attend a school sponsored Reading Camp. Your child will be able to demonstrate proficiency by completing a portfolio or by passing an alternative assessment. If you choose not to enroll your child in Reading Camp, your child may still have the opportunity to take the alternative assessment on a designated day set by the school.

What if my 3rd-grader is struggling to read?
When your child has difficulties with his or her reading, additional help will be provided. You are encouraged to attend parent conferences with your child’s teacher to work together to help your child read at grade level by the end of the year. Your child’s teacher can provide strategies that you can use at home to help your child read better.

How will we determine that your child is reading at grade level?
Students will take the NC end-of-grade (EOG) reading test at the end of 3rd grade. If they pass the EOG reading test, they are eligible to be promoted to the 4th grade. If they do not pass the EOG reading test, there are other factors called good cause exemptions that will allow your child to be promoted to 4th grade. Students need to meet at least one of the following good cause exemptions:

  • Limited English Proficient Students with less than two school years of instruction in ESL Program
  • Students with disabilities whose individualized education program indicates (i) the use of NCEXTEND 1 alternate assessment, (ii) at least a two school year delay in educational performance, or (iii) receipt of intensive reading interventions for at least two school years
  • Students who have (i) received reading intervention and (ii) previously been retained more than once in kindergarten, first, second or third grades
  • Students who demonstrate reading proficiency appropriate for third grade students on approved alternative assessments
  • Students who demonstrate, through a student reading portfolio, reading proficiency appropriate for third grade students
  • Students who demonstrate proficiency on Read to Achieve Test

If none of the exemptions apply:

  • Students will be encouraged to attend a free, school-sponsored reading camp, offered for at to receive additional reading support.

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Read to Achieve Guide 

Read To Achieve Reports (Annual)

CVA Read to Achieve 2014-2015

CVA Read to Achieve 2015-2016