3rd Grade Reading Proficiency
Convener: Literacy Mid-South
The purpose of the Third Grade Reading CAN is to take advantage of the resources available and the work in which members are engaged to improve the rates of reading proficiency at grade 3 for every Shelby County child.
Given the research on the areas that have an influence on third grade reading proficiency, the network will focus primarily on the three areas most within its reach, which are attendance, literacy, and physiological barriers. CAN literacy efforts will focus initially on summer and afterschool and comprehensive vision examinations and follow-up.
Memphis is part of the Campaign for Grade Level Reading.