Wonderful news! Early identification of struggling readers, followed by effective intervention, is a key to improving literacy rates in our nation.
EXCERPT: The initiative also hopes to shift the conversation about poor literacy away from third-grade reading scores toward younger students. Officials believe early intervention can have the most profound effect on turning students into proficient readers. “If we wait until the third grade, that is too late. . . . You missed a huge opportunity to help them before then,” said Elizabeth City, executive director of Reach Every Reader and a senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.