Overview, Purpose, and Outcomes of the NC Read to Achieve Summer Institute session:

Through collaborative effort, participants will explore the components of the NC Read to Achieve program with a focus on informing parent stakeholders as the law becomes effective in the 2013-14 school year. At the conclusion of the Facilitated Team Time on day 2 of the Institute, participants will have a plan laid out for informing parents about the implications of NC Read to Achieve for kindergarten through third grade students.

Session Description:

This session will provide an overview of the new NC Read to Achieve state reading law components and will lead teams through the development of plans for implementation during the 2013-14 school year. An emphasis will be on developing the district plan for keeping parents informed as required by the new law. This session will show how all of the components, and especially the parental role component, of the NC Read to Achieve law work together to provide positive student outcomes.

Session Objectives:

As a result of this session participants will
  • Understand the components of the NC Read to Achieve program.
  • Develop a plan for informing parents of important Read to Achieve processes.


  • Be familiar with the NC Read to Achieve Guidebook. Bring it with you to SI.
  • Complete the Scavenger Hunt attached here.