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.

Early Childhood learning availability

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

Download the report or read it here:

By | 2017-05-18T11:34:13+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|Categories: Education Reform|

About the Author:

Rebecca received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in Organizational Behavior and her undergraduate degree in economics and psychology from the University of California at Davis. She manages and supports a team of researchers working on issues around equity, education, health, violence prevention, and reentry from incarceration.

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