Early Literacy is a measure of students’ reading in the early elementary grades. Reading on grade level by the end of third grade is a strong predictor of future academic success.

“Reading on grade level” represents the students who are meeting or exceeding expected reading levels as measured by Lexiles on the Acadience Reading Benchmark Assessment. Lexile levels are used to predict future scoring on RISE assessments (given in grades 3 and up) since the correlation is stronger than using Acadience benchmark status.

Check out OPA’s Early Literacy stats below!