WHY DOES IT MATTER?
United 2Read addresses 3rd grade reading proficiency, the most important predictor of future success for children. Currently, two-thirds of 3rd graders across the nation are not reading proficiently, leading to lower graduation rates and continuing the cycle of intergenerational poverty that plagues many communities.
Learning Ovations founder Jay Connor developed the Keystone Outcome concept as part of his collective impact work with Erie, PA, illustrating the radiating impact of 3rd grade reading on a diverse array of critical community outcomes.
To achieve significant outcomes, 3rd grade reading rates are mission critical to states, communities and foundations.
THE STATISTICS LOTTERY
This video is from our partners at the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.