Reading Well by 3rd Grade

Reading well by third grade is one of many developmental milestones in a child’s educational experience. Providing quality curriculum, instruction and assessments is the foundation for developing comprehensive systems of support for all learners.

The resources and information provided here are available for Minnesota schools to use as tools in developing comprehensive literacy programs and practices that lead to increased student achievement at all levels.

K-3 Reading Data Submission. All public school districts and charter schools that enroll K-2 students must annually submit data on reading proficiency for all students in Kindergarten through Grade 2. The data submission should be completed by July 1 of each year. Find the link and supporting information on the Read Well Data and Plan Upload page.

Local Literacy Plans. Local Literacy Plans for every Minnesota public school district and charter school serving Kindergarten-3rd grade are to be posted on each district webpage. The information is intended to guide schools and districts as they work toward meeting the requirement of all students reading well by the end of third grade, a required component of districts’ World’s Best Workforce Plans.

Supporting Resources. Districts are invited to use the rubric and the checklist tools below to guide implementation of local literacy plans. More guidance and tools related to implementing Reading Well by 3rd Grade initiatives are available at left.