City Schools' elementary students engage in literacy instruction that supports reading skill development, and builds vocabulary and content knowledge.
The Ready to Read Act ensures that each school system screens students to identify those at risk for reading difficulties, including:
The Maryland law also states that if results show a risk of reading difficulties, students should receive supplemental reading instruction in areas of need. City Schools' curriculum and approach to reading instruction exceeds the requirements of the Ready to Read Act.
Learn more about the Ready to Read Act and your child's instructions.
City Schools has used the DIBELS assessment for over ten years, including the most recent version, DIBELS 8th Edition. DIBELS is as an indicator of students’ performance on key reading skills. The content of the DIBELS assessment is provided by the Center on Teaching & Learning at the University of Oregon.
Educators give the assessment through the digital platform, Amplify mClass. DIBELS 8 is given three times a year (beginning, middle, end). Educators share results and home activities through Home Connect Letters.
Students engage in instruction that builds the foundation of reading, for a life time of success. City Schools' educators use various resources, including: