All Students in Third Grade Achieve Grade-Level Literacy

  • Westonka has developed a systematic reading intervention program. As a part of this process, standardized reading assessment measures have been developed. These benchmarks include oral fluency, comprehension and reading level. The district’s goal is that K-3 students (combined) will meet the following targets by the end of the school year:

    • 90% meet their oral reading fluency benchmark
    • 90% meet their comprehension benchmark (grades 1-3 only)
    • 90% meet their guided reading level benchmark

    For the 2019-2020 school year, with Minnesota schools moving to distance learning due to the coronavirus pandemic, local spring testing was canceled. Therefore, there was no reading assessment data available to measure student reading growth.