Improving Third Grade Reading
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.
Working together to make Kansas children’s future brighter
The in-school component of the Kansas 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 drive outcomes.
The Kansas Reading Roadmap provides a collection of out-of-school, aligned wrap-around-services that enhance and build upon school instruction. Struggling readers need extra help and KRR out-of-school services offer after school, summer and family engagement learning opportunities. Using a unified approach, KRR children get individualized out-of-school interventions that match what their teachers say they need. This comprehensive, yet individualized strategy, means the power of the KRR to improve reading skills exceeds the sum of each of its parts.