Second Grade: Make it or break it!

Students who leave 2nd grade as effective motivated readers have a good prognosis in terms of education and post secondardy.

Students who do not leave 2nd having mastered the basics have a poor prognosis.

The data correlating mastery at 2nd grade and student outcomes is brutal. Finally, with ESSA, we are moving large amounts of resource into the early grades where we are usually productive and effective at helping even a diverse range of students.

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