Most third-graders don’t know it, but many educators feel they are at a pivotal point in their education.

Multiple studies have shown the importance of third-graders reading at their grade level.

One study found that students who are above grade level for reading in grade 3 graduate and enroll in college at higher rates than students who are at or below grade level.

What interventions and support are Idaho educators offering for students that haven’t met this benchmark?

References Cited:

The Annie E. Casey Foundation: Reading on Grade Level in Third Grade: How Is It Related to High School Performance and College Enrollment?

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