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Three Things You Can Do To Celebrate Read Across America

Three Things You Can Do To Celebrate Read Across America

by Expect More Arizona

Reading is a crucial and foundational skill for all future learning. Having the necessary literacy skills by the end of third grade is a strong predictor of how well a student will perform throughout their education journey. We all have a chance to contribute whether we have a student in school or not. Read Across …

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Read On Prescott preparing students to have the literacy skills needed to succeed

by Expect More Arizona

Third grade students in Prescott are already reading above the state average level. Knowing this, and examining countless other data points, helped the team at Read On Prescott to better understand where they are and where they need to go to create success in both their schools and their community. Read On Prescott is a …

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Using the Arizona Education Progress Meter to improve early literacy in Flagstaff

by Expect More Arizona

LAUNCH Flagstaff was created to improve educational outcomes for local students. LAUNCH (Learn, Advocate, Unite, Network, Contribute, Help) is working toward improving five key metrics, including: kindergarten readiness, third-grade reading, eighth-grade math, high school graduation and postsecondary attainment. It’s no mistake that these focus areas are aligned with the Arizona Education Progress Meter – the …

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NAEP Scores

2017 NAEP Results: AZ Scores Highlight Need to Address Achievement Gap

by Expect More Arizona

What is NAEP? The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics and is the only test that measures student achievement in all states. NAEP vs. AzMERIT NAEP reading and math tests are administered every other year to a representative sample of students nationwide and results focus on trends …

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What’s the best thing a parent or caregiver can do to support their young child’s healthy development?​

by First Things First

Q&A with Kathy Hirsh-Pasek​ Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek is an expert on how young children learn and develop language skills. She directs the Infant Language Laboratory at Temple University and is a New York Times bestselling author. Her latest book, co-authored with Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, PhD, is “Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful …

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