DeKalb County students attain outstanding performance as measured by academic, vocational, and civic achievement.
What we’ll accomplish
Increase the percentage of 3rd grade students reading at a 3rd grade reading level. Increase the civic achievement of youth in grades K-12.
Data we’re using to measure progress
Percentage of 3rd grade students reading at grade level as measured by mid-year benchmark reading levels.
Baseline mid-year 2010: 78%
- 2011: 73%
- 2012: 80%
- 2013: 83%
- 2014: 90%
(Source: DeKalb Central, DeKalb Eastern, and Garrett-Keyser-Butler school districts)
- 73% of 3rd grade students were reading at the 3rd grade reading level in January 2011.
- Trained 6 DeKalb County educators to guide parents in DeKalb Reads, a two-part parent workshop series designed to help parents help their kindergarten children achieve grade-level learning.
What we’re doing to achieve our goals
- 61 families of kindergarten students striving to achieve grade-level learning in the Garrett and DeKalb Central school districts are enrolled in DeKalb Reads.
- Creating awareness around the contribution of high quality early care and learning programs to a child’s readiness for school.