ISD88 is committed to providing instruction and support so that all students meet or exceed grade level standards and benchmarks, as well as career and college readiness expectations, and graduate with options for life.  The purpose of this plan is to ensure all students will achieve grade - level proficiency and read well by third grade.

Reading well by third grade is one of many developmental milestones in a child’s educational experience. Literacy development starts at an early age and is the basis for all academic success. Reading well by grade three ensures that a student has a solid foundation of literacy skills to continue to expand their understandings of what they read, make meaning, and transfer that learning across all subject areas. Instruction that provides the basis for all students to read well by third grade and beyond will help close the achievement gap and ensure that all students are ready for the demands of college and the workplace. From cradle to career, a sustained effort to create quality literacy environments in all of our schools and programs from birth through grade 12 promotes academic success. MN Statute 120B.12

Minnesota Statute 120B.12 requires that, beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, all school districts:

  • must assess students’ levels of reading proficiency

  • must notify and involve parents/guardians of students who are not yet reading at grade level

  • must intervene with students who are not yet reading at or above grade level

  • must identify and meet staff development needs

  • adopt a “Local Literacy Plan” and post it on the school’s official website