Third grade is an especially important marker for children, because decades of research has shown a direct correlation between reading proficiency in third grade and a child's educational trajectory through high school. Third grade is the point at which children transition from "learning to read" to "reading to learn."
Reading proficiency in third grade is an increasingly important topic. As the common phrase goes, third grade is the point at which children transition from "learning to read" to "reading to learn." The emphasis on third grade is rooted in decades of research that links reading proficiency in third grade to a child's educational trajectory through high school.
By Norma Engelberg Pikes Peak Courier View (also ourTellerCountynews.com)
School districts across the state have been administering the Colorado Student Assessment Program test every spring for 15 years and, while student performance is generally improving, it isn't improving at the same rate for all students.
The fifteenth and final round of Colorado Student Assessment Program scores released August 3rd shows that while overall student performance has improved, Colorado's minority and low-income students continue to face significant and persistent achievement gaps.
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