NC Read to Achieve
The goal of the Read to Achieve program is to ensure that every student reads at grade level by the end of third grade.
How will Read to Achieve affect my child?
First- and second-grade students will be invited to attend Reading Camp based on mCLASS assessments. If your child qualifies for this opportunity you will receive a letter from your child’s teacher. The Reading Camp is held for three weeks during track-out periods for year round and summer for traditional schools.
Third-grade students that do not pass the Reading EOG test will be invited to attend Reading Camp. Different assessments may apply to students on year-round calendars. These are outlined under Reading Camp below. The Reading Camp is held for three weeks during the summer for traditional schools and for the track-out periods for year-rounds schools. If you choose not to enroll your child in Reading Camp, your child may still have the opportunity to take an alternative assessment on a designated day set by the district.
What steps are being taken to ensure your 3rd-grader reads at grade level?
Your child’s teacher teaches reading throughout the year. We will share information about your child’s progress in reading through report cards, interim reports, conferences, emails and in the Home Connect letters – important reports that provide information specific to your child’s reading skills. The Home Connect letter gives suggestions about activities that you can do at home to help. Read your child’s Home Connect letter carefully and talk with your child’s teacher about his or her progress.
What if my child is struggling to read?
We will provide additional support if your child has difficulties with his or her reading. 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?
First- and second-grade students will be assessed using mCLASS Benchmark assessments to determine if they are eligible for reading camp.
Third-grade students will take the NC EOG reading test at the end of third grade. If they are proficient on the EOG reading test, they are eligible to be promoted to the fourth grade. If they are not proficient on the EOG reading test and do not qualify for a Good Cause Exemption, your child may be promoted to fourth grade with a reading retention designation. Your school will inform you if your child meets one of these exemptions and of promotion/retention decisions.
A first- or second-grade student who is not proficient will be invited to attend a free, district-sponsored camp for three weeks during summer break. It is the decision of the parent or guardian to accept or decline.
A third-grade student who is not proficient on the Reading EOG will be invited to attend a free, district-sponsored camp for three weeks during summer break. It is the decision of the parent or guardian to accept or decline.
**For More information and resources to help your child at home, please visit: NC DPI LiveBinder