Reading SOL test scores
grades 3 through 8 declined
every year from 2017-2019.
of children are NOT READY for kindergarten in literacy, math, social skills and self-regulation.
MORE CHILDREN in K-2 are at HIGH-RISK of reading failure. This will impact third grade reading outcomes for years.
MORE children entered kindergarten with the social skills & self-regulation skills they need to be successful.
About 1 in 4 children do not meet the literacy benchmark when they start kindergarten.
Children through third grade are learning to read; after third grade they are reading to learn.
Of Virginia 8th graders were not proficient in reading in 2019.
More Black, Hispanic, economically-disadvantaged & English learners are at a higher risk of not being ready for Kindergarten.
THIRD GRADERS not reading on grade level are more likely to drop out of school.