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ERIC Number: EJ1001315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Catching Readers up before They Fail
Canady, Carol E.; Canady, Robert Lynn
Educational Leadership, v69 Online Jun 2012
On the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress, one-third of U.S. 4th graders performed at or above the proficient level in reading. That's the good news. But what about the two-thirds of students who "didn't" read proficiently in 4th grade? For students who enter school with below-average language development, a one-year gain in reading achievement for each year in school is simply not enough to catch up. For students to reach the proficient level by 4th grade, schools must double or triple rates of reading growth in kindergarten and 1st grade; by the end of 3rd grade, students must have made six years of growth in a four-year span. This article describes how schools can double students' reading growth in the early grades by organizing trained teams to provide intensive small-group literacy instruction that is built into a school's master schedule. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress