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 Teaching and Learning Services.
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: