Increasing Reading Scores in Your District

In 1995 Kennewick School District (in Washington state) adopted the 90% Reading Goal, which stated that 90% of all students will read at grade level upon completion of 3rd grade. This article explains specific strategies adopted by the district which have resulted in reaching the goal in 2006. It is important to note that only 57% of 3rd graders read at grade level in fall 1995. Please read the article Reaching for the Impossible by Joan Richardson in The Learning System Magazine (pgs 1, 6-7). You will need Adobe Reader to view it.