Reach Program

Goals of REACH

Develop learners who read and write with clarity, fluency, and purpose

Provide opportunities to read, write, and discuss

Improve literacy skills to respond to text effectively

Introduce successful study/organizational skills

Through these goals, we hope to have students enjoy success in learning and promote a lifelong interest of reading and writing.

Selection considers the entrance criteria listed below :

  • Recommendation by the Literacy Specialist, guidance, and current grade level teachers
  • Consistently below proficient on the most current scores in reading and /or writing grade level assessments (include an “on-demand” writing sample ( i.e., summary, reader response ))
  • At least one grade level below at the independent level on QRI (oral reading comprehension)
  • Fluency is two levels or more below grade level  as measured by  Read Naturally/ AIMWEB
  • MAP scores for reading given during the  current year are below 30%ile for the grade level
  • Process writing piece demonstrates below grade level writing expectations          

Exit criteria

Report card grades in language arts class for skills (formative and summative assessments) are consistently C average or higher.

  • Classroom assessments in REACH and literacy workshop support classes are consistently proficient or higher.
  • Independent level in reading as measured by the most recent grade level Reading Comprehension assessment.
  • Grade level QRI is within independent range.   
  • Above 40%ile on current MAP
  • Recommended for exit by STAT team, academic team & interventionist
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