Ready to Read, Ready to Succeed
State Policies that Support Fourth-Grade Reading Success

Publication November 2017 | 28 pages | (17E05)
Report cover: Ready to Read, Ready to Succeed: State Policies that Support Fourth-Grade Reading Success. November 2017 Southern Regional Education Board SREB.org

What can states do to ensure that students read proficiently by fourth grade? This report presents states’ current progress on this milestone, which is crucial to a child’s long-term success, and offers recommendations for states. The report examines alignment of standards, curriculum, instruction and assessment; early childhood and kindergarten; identification, intervention and retention; and teacher preparation and training for reading instruction. 

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