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ESRI strives to reach the goal of ALL students reading at grade level by the end of third grade.

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Every Student Reads Initiative (ESRI) strives to reach the goal of ALL students reading at grade level by the end of Grade 3. Resources align with an “all in” approach to address early literacy. Students who enter Grade 4 at or above grade level are best prepared for future success. All students reading competently by Grade 4 will change the trajectory of many students.

Key Strategies
          
  • Intentional teacher, principal, and district-level focus on ESRI groups.
    • Progress monitoring reading growth using multiple measures.
    • Providing Tier I, Tier 2, and Tier 3 instruction and intervention.
    • Monitoring healthy attendance.
    • Principal and teacher meetings about each student reviewing student reading strengths and areas for growth and the instructional practices to improve reading achievement.
  • Reading instruction includes implementing phonics instruction using the Orton-Gillingham (OG) Methodology, Benchmark Advance/Adelante, and Units of Study in Writing to create a comprehensive, structured literacy program for students in grades TK-5.
  • Administer a universal screener, i-Ready Diagnostic Reading Assessment TK-5, to determine student strengths and areas for instructional growth and tiers of intervention.
  • Utilize diagnostic Dyslexia screener data to provide Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction and intervention.
  • Implement newly adopted California standards-aligned reading instructional materials for elementary in the 2022-23 school year.
  • Monitor, calibrate, and analyze the progress of ESRI groups through monthly districtwide elementary principal meetings, guided classroom observations, and i-Ready Diagnostic Reading Assessment data conversations with facilitators.
  • Provide comprehensive and dynamic professional learning opportunities for all elementary educators, including demonstration lessons with cross-school grade-level collaboration and planning led by curriculum staff developers
Key Performance Indicator to Measure Progress
          

ESRI Progress Indicator 1: Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Reading

Grade 3 ESRI groups: Black or African American, English Learners 12+ months in school, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Socio-Economically Disadvantaged, and Students with Disabilities will demonstrate an increase in the percentage of students scoring "Near or Above Standard" in reading, as follows:

  • an increase of 3% at the end of 2021-22
  • an increase of 4% at the end of 2022-23
  • an increase of 5% at the end of 2023-24

ESRI Progress Indicator 2: SBAC English Language Arts (ELA)

Grade 3 ESRI groups: Black or African American, English Learners 12+ months in school, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Socio-Economically Disadvantaged, and Students with Disabilities will demonstrate an increase in the percentage of students scoring "Met or Exceeded Standard" in ELA, as follows:

  • an increase of 3% at the end of 2021-22
  • an increase of 4% at the end of 2022-23
  • an increase of 5% at the end of 2023-24

ESRI Progress Indicator 3: i-Ready Diagnostic Reading Assessment:

Beginning in the spring of the 2021-22 school year, the following K-5 ESRI student groups will show a 5% increase each year in the percentage of students reading "At or Above Grade Level" on the End of Year i-Ready Diagnostic Reading Assessment.

  • African American or Black
  • Pacific Islander
  • English Learners
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Hispanic or Latino and Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
  • Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
  • Students with Disabilities
Goal Progress
          

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