Using a Birth to Third Grade Framework to Promote Grade-Level Reading

Oct 01, 2012

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Students who are not able to read by the end of the third grade quickly fall behind in school. In 2011, 95% of California’s English language learners failed to read English at grade-level in fourth grade. To improve grade-level reading proficiency and academic success, California’s model education programs collectively create a birth-to-third grade pipeline by promoting high quality early learning, fostering supportive transitions between preschool and elementary school, emphasizing the importance of school attendance, and providing enriching summer learning opportunities.

This paper is part of the First Focus Big Ideas: Children in the Southwest series. The complete publication can be downloaded at

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