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ANCHOR GOAL 2
100% of 8-year-olds will read on or above grade level

  • When we released Action Plan 3.0, Philadelphia committed to ensuring every public school student is reading on or above grade level by age 8.

    By providing all K-3 students with the highest-quality literacy instruction and the right books and resources in their classrooms, the number of third graders reading on grade level has increased 3 percentage points.

    anchor goal 2 is set at 100 percent: progress to date is 36%, five-year target is 66%

    ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    ALL

    District elementary schools have an early literacy coach to ensure the highest-quality instruction

    ALL

    District Acceleration Network schools staffed with Reading Specialists that provide individual early literacy instruction

    +1 million

    new books were distributed across K-3 classrooms

    350+

    early literacy classrooms modernized across 38 schools

    2018 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    ALL
    District elementary schools have an early literacy coach to ensure the highest-quality instruction

    ALL
    District Acceleration Network schools staffed with Reading Specialists that provide individual early literacy instruction

    +1 million
    new books were distributed across K-3 classrooms

    223
    early literacy classrooms modernized across 19 schools

    “Philadelphia is becoming a model of what education in an urban setting can look like.”

    —Allison Walters, First-Grade Teacher

    “There’s nothing more important that we could be working on than making sure our children can read.”

    —Jenny Bogoni, Director of ReadBy4th