Grade-Level Literacy

  • Comprehensive assessment system Identify at-risk students, and adjust instructional strategies
  • Classroom-level progress: curriculum-embedded activities and research-based benchmark assessments
  • A reliable and valid predictor of subsequent performance on a variety of outcome measures
  • Out-of-school time
  • Secure and supervised afterschool programming
  • Tutoring/mentoring
  • Coordinated programs aligned with state and school goals

Fast Facts

  • Students learn more, teacher decision-making improves, and students become more aware of their own performance.
  • When teachers use ongoing systematic progress monitoring to track their students' progress in reading, math, or spelling, they are better able to identify students in need of additional or different forms of instruction, they design stronger instructional programs, and their students achieve more.
  • The Read to Succeed Team progress monitoring and formative assessment systems for settling benchmarks that are reliable indicators of student performance and that support quality instruction.
  • South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) provides specific guidance and support to districts for the implementation of readiness assessments for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, as required by legislation.