The 90% Reading Goal is: 90% of our students will read at or
above grade level by the end of third grade.
This goal would be a bold national goal for education, the equivalent
of the 1961 pledge to land on the moon and return safely by the end
of the decade.
The District has determined the criteria for achieving grade level
reading. The criteria has been developed as part of a dialogue with
the Rochester School Board and The District Management team. Various
grade level teachers, NWEA staff and the norming studies have been
utilized. A student must exceed the RIT score that is the 40th percentile
on either the Fall or Spring NWEA reading tests to be considered reading
on grade level.