Reading capabilities play a vital role when it comes to a child’s academic and vocational success.
With the help of legislative funding through the K-3 Early Literacy Improvement Program, Granite School District is making significant gains in getting every student reading on or above grade level by proactively preventing reading difficulties.
“We have used the K-3 reading money to create a firm foundation in early literacy skills by the end of third grade,” said Karen Robinson, Associate Director of Student Learning & Support.
That foundation rests on the shoulders of specialized literacy coaches, who provide critical support through intervention and focused attention. The results are impressive:
Nearly 85% of students who would have benefitted from 3 years of K-3 Literacy Program funding were proficient in language arts by 8th grade, which is a 10% increase from those who did not receive instruction impacted by K-3 money.
With the help of the K-3 Reading Program, we are well on our way to reaching our goal of 90% of students reading at grade level by 2020.
Click here to see how the K-3 Literacy Program is improving literacy throughout the district: