What is Grade-Level Reading?

Reading on Grade-Level is a Vital Skill.

Reading on Grade -Level is a vital skill for every child and youth because it impacts high school graduation and career success.

In Pinellas County, almost half our students do not read on grade-level and many preschoolers are not ready for kindergarten.

ReadStrong helps parents and caregivers power up their child’s reading skills, beginning at birth through a child’s school years. We do this through fun family events, parent meetings, and requests for information and help.

What does Reading on Grade-Level mean?

Reading on Grade-Level means that your child has scored a Level 3 (or above) on the Florida Standards Assessment, known as the FSA. When your child enters elementary school, this test is given by your child’s school each year for grades 3-10. Click here for more information on Florida’s Standards Assessments

Every year, your child’s school sends home information about where you can find your child’s FSA scores. In 3rd grade, a child’s reading level can be a key predictor of a student’s future progress in school.

Highly likely to need substantial support for the next grade/course

Likely to need substantial support for the next grade/course

May need additional support for the next grade/course

Likely to excel in the next grade/course

Highly likely to excel in the next grade/course

So your child may not be Reading on Grade-Level

Families are not alone. We are here to help to build ReadStrong readers.

There are ways that you can power-up your child to become a stronger reader – Visit Tips and Resources for more information.

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Birth - 3 Years

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Inspiring Readers of All Ages

Read Strong featuring
Corey Thornton | Music Video

On Friday, ReadStrong Pinellas and Tampa Bay rapper, Corey Thornton celebrate Summer Learning Week by releasing Corey’s newest music video titled, READ STRONG. At the Barbara S. Ponce Library BreakSpot for Grab & Go Meals for Kids, ReadStrong Pinellas and Corey provided children with reading tips and links to Corey’s music video.