|How to Reach the 90% Reading Goal
Reasons for the goal
to reach the 90% reading goal
|Planned, Incremental, and Continuous Improvement
|The district expects planned, incremental, and continuous
improvement at kindergarten through third grade from each school's
baseline to the goal over the next five years. We will continue
to expect 90% reading at grades 2 to 10 with yearly reports
on the progress. The chart below lists the planned incremental
growth expected using NWEA results as a baseline, with 90 %
of the third grade students achieving grade level RIT scores
in reading by Spring of 2006.
- Provide your child with a mentor (adult, neighbor, community
member, high school student).
- Encourage participation in enrichment activities outside
of the classroom.
- Create/provide activities that enrich and relate math
to daily life (cooking, hobbies, grocery shopping, sports,
- Monitor daily/weekly assignment notebooks.
- Encourage study of math facts at home, in car, waiting
in line, etc.
- Use computer programs to enhance math skills at home.
- Use family math activities at home (card games, board
games, newsletter activities, etc.)
- Provide a consistent family math activity at home.
- Monitor daily work and be aware of the content and goals
- Send your child to school every day.
- Make sure your child gets to school on time every day.
Adapted from list compiled by South Madison Community School
|We have learned that 90% to 95% of poor
readers, prevention and early intervention programs that combine
instruction in phoneme awareness, phonics, fluency development
and reading comprehension strategies, provide by well-trained
teacher, can increase reading skills to average reading levels.
G. Reid Lyon