Newton-Conover City Schools
Read to Achieve
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The North Carolina Read to Achieve law went into effect for all public schools at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. It is a component of the **Excellent Public Schools Act**. As indicated in State Goal 115C-83.1A, "The goal of the State is to ensure that every student read at or above grade level by the end of third grade and continue to progress in reading proficiency so that he or she can read, comprehend, integrate, and apply complex text when needed for secondary education and career success."

Read to Achieve is composed of the following seven parts:

  1. Comprehensive Plan for Reading Achievement Process
  2. Developmental Screening and Kindergarten Entry Assessment Process
  3. Facilitating Early Grade Reading Proficiency Process
  4. Elimination of Social Promotion
  5. Successful Reading Development of Retained Students Process
  6. Notification Requirements for Parents and Guardians Process
  7. Accountability Measures Process


What is Read to Achieve?Read To Achieve is a part of the Excellent Schools Act passed into NC law in July 2012 and applies to all schools beginning 2013-2014 school year. Read To Achieve focuses on preparing students to be proficient readers by the end of 3rd grade. North Carolina state law now requires that third graders who are not reading at a proficient level on the end-of-grade test be given extra attention. Please click HERE for the Read to Achieve portion of the law (pages 38-45) and review the helpful documents and links to learn more about Read to Achieve.
Grade 3 Read to Achieve Promotion/Retention Flow Chart - English
Grade 3 Read to Achieve Promotion/Retention Flow Chart - Spanish
Click on the links below to take you to information.