Read Charlotte remains focused on creating enduring systems change that leads to more children reading at College and Career Ready by third grade. Given the impact of the pandemic, we’ve extended our organizational timeline from 2025 to 2030. We’ve also moved from a single goal to four staggered goals for reading and deadlines.
About 3,300 incoming CMS kindergartners (33%) in fall 2021 were on-level in reading. We need to increase up to about 3,200 more annually to be on-level to reach our 2026 target of 65%.
About 6,000 CMS first graders (60%) in spring 2022 finished the year on-level in reading. We need to increase up to about 2,000 more annually to be on-level to reach our 2028 target of 80%.
About 2,700 CMS third graders (25%) in spring 2022 met CCR on the EOG. We need to increase up to about 5,900 more annually to be on-level to reach our 2030 target of 80%.
About 3,500 CMS fourth graders (33%) in spring 2022 were proficient on the NAEP. We need to increase to about 3,400 more annually to be proficient to reach our 2030 target of 65%.
*The standards for Proficient on the NAEP are currently higher than the standards for CCR for the state of North Carolina.
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