Goal 3: 3rd Grade Reading

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Goal 3: 3rd Grade Reading

Students will read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade

Reading at grade level by the end of 3rd grade is an important indicator of a student’s chances of graduating from high school. In third grade students transition from learning to read to reading to learn. We are using the MAP Reading Assessment results to track growth in reading for 80214 students. For English Language Learners, reading proficiency is usually behind by one year in English by third grade, but they should be at grade level in Spanish.

Red: Low Average-Low
Yellow: Average
Green: High-High Average


English Language Learners (ELL) and Success in School

49% of students in the 80214 schools are learning English

49% of students in the 80214 schools are learning English as a second language. Some of these students are Spanish speaking and learning in a dual language classroom. The goal is that these students will be proficient in English by 5th grade, but until then they will have more difficulty demonstrating proficiency on reading tests in English. It is important to bear in mind that dual language classrooms take different approaches to work toward the same expectations.

The One-Way Dual Language program option in all four 80214 schools is designed for native Spanish-speaking students. Instruction is delivered in English and Spanish in all subject areas. Students will develop high levels of academic proficiency in both languages.

Red: Low Average-Low
Yellow: Average
Green: High-High Average


Overcoming Poverty Roadblocks to Succeed in School

9 in 10 students are working hard to overcome the roadblocks of poverty

9 in 10 students in 80214 neighborhood schools receive free or reduced lunch rates (FRL) and are having to deal with the stresses of limited family income. The achievement gap refers to the observed, persistent disparity of educational performance of groups of students, especially groups defined by socioeconomic status (SES), race/ethnicity and gender. On the 3rd grade MAP Reading Assessment, there was an 18% gap between non FRL students and FRL students who were high-high average.  One of the goals of the Jefferson Success Pathway is to offer targeted resources to students who receive free and reduced lunch to narrow the gap between FRL students and their peers.

Red: Low Average-Low
Yellow: Average
Green: High-High Average