3rd grade reading/ELA/Literacy scores

Reading proficiency by the end of third grade is often a predictor for future academic and life success. Third graders make the leap from “learning to read” to "reading to learn" -- to gain information and think critically in all other subject areas. While reading proficiency remains an important indicator to observe, new school standards in North Dakota assess a comprehensive English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy score which includes the assessment of reading, writing, speaking and listening, and research/inquiry skills. These skills build on each other in successive grades to ensure students are prepared for college and career.

North Dakota Compass

Center for Social Research
North Dakota State University

Compass created by:
Wilder Research

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