Of children are NOT READY for kindergarten in literacy, math, social skills and self-regulation.
TOO many children
are falling behind.
MORE CHILDREN in K-2 are at HIGH-RISK of reading failure. Impacting third grade reading outcomes for years.
Every child deserves the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. The reading and math gaps are widening.
Third grade is a critical benchmark. Children through third grade are learning to read, then they are reading to learn.
The first eight years matter and build a foundation for learning.
More Black, Hispanic, economically-disadvantaged & English learners are at a higher risk of not being ready for Kindergarten.
The continuity of quality must build from year to year, academically and socially, for ALL children.
Third graders not reading on grade level are 4 times more likely to DROP OUT OF SCHOOL.