Many children who are not reading at grade level by third grade face multiple learning challenges along the way. For instance in Oakland, only 54% of OUSD students enter kindergarten with the early literacy skills that research has shown predict reading success.
Kindergarteners also have the highest rate of chronic absence (missing 10% or more days of school) than any other elementary school grade and many Oakland parents don’t yet realize how important attendance is at such an early age. Chronic absence is an established early warning sign of academic risk that that is also linked to lower levels of third grade reading proficiency.
What early interventions can we as a community support, to make sure children facing multiple learning challenges are reading at grade level by third grade? Read more in the Oakland Reads 2020 Baseline Report
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