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0 - 5 Years

0 - 5 Years

When parents read to their children, it increases their vocabulary, develops a love for reading, improves academic performance, and increases lifetime learning. (Read with a Child Reading Foundation)

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Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Children who have not developed some basic literacy skills by the time they enter school are 3-4 times more likely to drop out in later years. (U.S. Department of Education)

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Grades 1 - 3

Grades 1 - 3

Those who are proficient in reading by the end of 3rd grade are much more likely to graduate from high school and to be economically successful adults. (Annie E. Casey Foundation)

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Grades 4 - 6

Grades 4 - 6

Friendships become more complex and more important at this age. Children in this range have growth spurts—and a growing need to be independent.

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Grades 7 - 9

Grades 7 - 9

Peer pressure can be a big issue for middle-schoolers. They need more rest since so much energy is being used for growing. They may question things and may not take everything at face value.

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Grades 10 - 11

Grades 10 - 11

High-schoolers begin developing more mature thinking skills and may start setting goals for the future.

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Grade 12

Grade 12

Seniors in high school develop a better sense of who they are and positive contributions they can make in friendships and other relationships. 98.6% of students report that a teacher has positively impacted them.

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Grades 13 - 16

Grades 13 - 16

To participate fully in society and the workplace in 2020, citizens will need powerful literacy abilities that until now have been achieved by only a small percentage of the population. (National Council on Teachers of English Standards for the English Language Arts)

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Grades 17 - 20

Grades 17 - 20

Many career paths can lead to a happy life. 72% of millennials ages 25-32 say their college degree has already paid off.

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0 - 5 Years

0 - 5 Years

When parents read to their children, it increases their vocabulary, develops a love for reading, improves academic performance, and increases lifetime learning. (Read with a Child Reading Foundation)

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Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Children who have not developed some basic literacy skills by the time they enter school are 3-4 times more likely to drop out in later years. (U.S. Department of Education)

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Grades 1 - 3

Grades 1 - 3

Those who are proficient in reading by the end of 3rd grade are much more likely to graduate from high school and to be economically successful adults. (Annie E. Casey Foundation)

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Grades 4 - 6

Grades 4 - 6

Friendships become more complex and more important at this age. Children in this range have growth spurts—and a growing need to be independent.

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Grades 7 - 9

Grades 7 - 9

Peer pressure can be a big issue for middle-schoolers. They need more rest since so much energy is being used for growing. They may question things and may not take everything at face value.

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Grades 10 - 11

Grades 10 - 11

High-schoolers begin developing more mature thinking skills and may start setting goals for the future.

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Grade 12

Grade 12

Seniors in high school develop a better sense of who they are and positive contributions they can make in friendships and other relationships. 98.6% of students report that a teacher has positively impacted them.

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Grades 13 - 16

Grades 13 - 16

To participate fully in society and the workplace in 2020, citizens will need powerful literacy abilities that until now have been achieved by only a small percentage of the population. (National Council on Teachers of English Standards for the English Language Arts)

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Grades 17 - 20

Grades 17 - 20

Many career paths can lead to a happy life. 72% of millennials ages 25-32 say their college degree has already paid off.

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Strong developmental foundation birth to 36 months
Age appropriate interaction with the environment & others
Prepared for school
Communicates needs, feelings, & interests
Read at grade level by 3rd grade
Enjoys & appropriately interacts with others
Grade level competent in ELA/Math by the end of 6th grade
Makes friends & understands social rules & consequences
Pass algebra I/integrated by 9th grade
Increasing awareness & acceptance of differences in people
Pass college/career readiness measurement exam by 11th grade (EAP)
Positive self esteem & motivation to succeed
Graduate from high school college & career ready
Increasing self awareness & identity, building social problem-solving skills & focus on the future
Enter & complete college, &/or workforce training with 21st century skills
Exploration of attitudes, values & life possibilities
Enter a sustaining career or Enter & complete advanced education &/or certification.
Lifelong learner & desire to make a lasting impact on future generations.

Academic and Career

Strong developmental foundation birth to 36 months
Prepared for school
Read at grade level by 3rd grade
Grade level competent in ELA/Math by the end of 6th grade
Pass algebra I/integrated by 9th grade
Pass college/career readiness measurement exam by 11th grade (EAP)
Graduate from high school college & career ready
Enter & complete college, &/or workforce training with 21st century skills
Enter a sustaining career or Enter & complete advanced education &/or certification.

Personal and Social

Age appropriate interaction with the environment & others
Communicates needs, feelings, & interests
Enjoys & appropriately interacts with others
Makes friends & understands social rules & consequences
Increasing awareness & acceptance of differences in people
Positive self esteem & motivation to succeed
Increasing self awareness & identity, building social problem-solving skills & focus on the future
Exploration of attitudes, values & life possibilities
Lifelong learner & desire to make a lasting impact on future generations.
89% of teachers use data to customize learning for students.
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50%
of the nation's unemployed
(ages 16-21)
are illiterate.
2021
High School
Graduation Rate
for San Bernardino County was 87.7%.
57%
of teachers say there's not enough time in the school day.
$2+
Billion spent
annually on
repeating grades.
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  • Parents & Family
  • Education
  • Government
  • Business & Labor
  • Community & Faith-Based
Parents & Family

When parents read to their children, it increases their vocabulary, develops a love for reading, improves academic performance, and increases lifetime learning.

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Education

More than $2 billion is spent each year on students who repeat a grade because they have reading related problems.

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Government

To participate fully in society and the workplace in 2020, citizens will need powerful literacy abilities that until now have been achieved by only a small percentage of the population.

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Business & Labor

Annual cost of low literacy is $80 billion in low productivity, and $225 billion in unemployment benefits, lost taxes, and crime.

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Community & Faith-Based

Partnerships can serve to strengthen, support, and even transform individual partners, resulting in improved program quality, more efficient use of resources, and better alignment of goals and curricula.

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