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Literacy by 3rd Grade

Support programs that ensure all 3rd grade students are reading and writing on grade-level, including full-day Pre-K funding that prioritizes students in at-risk environments.

BACKGROUND

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1National Research Council. (1998). Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children. Edited by C. Snow, S. Burns, and P. Griffin, Committee on the Prevention of Reading Difficulties in Young Children. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
2https://www.aecf.org/blog/poverty-puts-struggling-readers-in-double-jeopardy-minorities-most-at-risk
3https://www.aecf.org/resources/early-warning-why-reading-by-the-end-of-third-grade-matters
4Income and Poverty in the United States: 2016, United States Census
5THECB 8th Grade Cohort Study
6https://www.aecf.org/resources/early-warning-why-reading-by-the-end-of-third-grade-matters