Read to Succeed Information
South Carolina Department of Education Read-to-Succeed Video
Reading and comprehension are the foundations for all academic learning. If you visit any kindergarten, first, second, or third grade classroom, you will find students engaged in learning how to read. You will see talking about letters and sounds, listening to and engaging in interactive read alouds, or reading together. Reading is at the core of the school day for children because students need a strong reading foundation and skills in order to learn in all other subject areas such as science, social studies, writing, and math.
Read to Succeed is South Carolina's comprehensive reading reform policy enacted
into law (Act 284) in June 2014.
The intent is to ensure:
- Evidence-based reading instruction in grades PreK through twelve is utilized in the classroom.
- Valid and reliable assessments are administered and data analyzed to inform instruction.
- Interventions are provided as needed so that all students display proficiency with literacy skills.
- Identified students who are not yet reading at grade-level are served as early as possible.
- Targeted and effective literacy support from classroom and support teachers is given to students
who are not at grade-level proficiency.
- Information regarding student reading progress including actions by the classroom teacher is communicated regularly.
- In-service preparation and literacy coursework which better prepares instructional personnel with literacy needs is required to
support all students' literacy needs.
- Development of necessary reading and writing proficiency to graduate and prepare for college or career is emphasized and expected of all students.
*Information retrieved from South Carolina Department of Education website.