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Third Grade Reading Proficiency

Reading proficiency standards are an important indicator of whether students have acquired the knowledge necessary to succeed with more advanced classwork in higher-grade levels. A study by the University of Chicago found... Read More

Reading proficiency standards are an important indicator of whether students have acquired the knowledge necessary to succeed with more advanced classwork in higher-grade levels. A study by the University of Chicago found 3rd grade reading level to be a significant predictor of 8th grade reading level and 9th grade course performance, as well as graduation and college attendance.

This indicator evaluates the reading proficiency of mid-elementary readers. Data is available from the state’s Department of Education. Participants are required to report for at least the largest public school district serving the jurisdiction.

Abington, Pennsylvania

In addition to the 2015 data reported, 2014 Pennsylvania Department of Education - Required Federal Reporting Measures, Abington School District's Third Grade Reading Proficiency Results may be found on page 6 of this link.Abington School District considers the goal of achieving reading proficiency by grade 3 to be extremely important.... Read More

In addition to the 2015 data reported, 2014 Pennsylvania Department of Education - Required Federal Reporting Measures, Abington School District's Third Grade Reading Proficiency Results may be found on page 6 of this link.

Abington School District considers the goal of achieving reading proficiency by grade 3 to be extremely important. For this reason, the district has implemented a Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII) program in the primary grades. RtII is a strategy that includes an in-depth analysis of data to identify student needs. It is designed to allow teachers to target instruction based on these needs and to provide smaller instructional groups for students who have difficulty learning to read.

Supporting documentation: indicator10_abington_2016-pssa-school-level-perfomance-results.xlsx (3.61 MB)