Third grade reading is a strong predictor of a student's future academic success. As students transition from learning to read to reading to learn, their mastery of literacy is essential. Early and effective interventions with struggling readers can pay dividends, improving academic performance and increasing graduation rates.
According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, attaining reading proficiency by the 3rd grade is key for ensuring children graduate high school college and career ready.
The Kansas Reading Roadmap seeks to support rural school districts and the unique challenges they face.
The Kansas Reading Roadmap provides free quality childcare and summer school for low-income families.
The Kansas Reading Roadmap is a project of the Kansas Department for Children and Families working in partnership with the Kansas Department of Education to promote third grade reading through locally-driven public/private partnerships.
Andrew Hysell, Project Director
Kim Fertig, Project Manager
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Boys and Girls Clubs, FAST and Save the Children provide evidence-based supplemental programs outside the school day to target struggling readers. Through FAST's parental engagement model and Boys and Girls Clubs and Save the Children out-of-school literacy programs, struggling readers from low-income families get high-quality reading support. The Reading Roadmap aligns these programs to drive children's academic performance in-school.
The in-school component of the Reading Roadmap is implemented through the Kansas Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS), working with schools to utilize data and target resources to promote the achievement of all students. Through support from the Kansas Department of Education's Technical Assistance System Network (TASN), administrators and teachers receive training to promote improved literacy instruction and outcomes.