Wake County is focused intensively on improving academic achievement for all students. Our teachers use proven instructional strategies and closely track student progress through a system of periodic assessments that keep us informed about each student’s needs. If a student faces a challenge, we will know it early and address it immediately.
We are committed to providing the ability to track and support your child’s progress. Therefore, we will assess your child three times this year with mCLASS®:Reading 3D™.
The mCLASS:Reading 3D software will instantly analyze your child’s development in grade-appropriate foundational reading skills. Teachers will use this data to focus their instruction around your child’s specific needs, in areas that may include:
· Hearing and using sounds in spoken words (Phonemic Awareness)
· Knowing sounds of letters and sounding out written words (Alphabetic Principle)
· Reading words in stories easily, quickly, and correctly (Accuracy and Fluency)
· Understanding what they read (Reading Comprehension).
After each assessment period you will receive a letter outlining your child’s specific assessment results and progress as a reader. The letter will also include easy, fun activities you and your child can do together at home to reinforce skills learned at school. The teacher’s efforts, combined with your support, will ensure your child reads with mastery and confidence.
If you have any questions about the assessment, the activities, or your child’s classroom work and progress, please talk to your child’s teacher, who is ready to help. The classroom door is always open.
Thank you for all your efforts.
Mrs. Ana Rhyne
I teach 4th grade math and science at Weatherstone Elementary School. I graduated from Meredith College with a BA in Spanish and K-6 licensure.