Early Literacy


Students reading books

As stated in SESSION LAW 2021-8 SENATE BILL 387

The NC Department of Public Instruction Early Literacy Program focuses on the following components:

Providing a training program to educators and administrators working with children in the Pre-K -5th grade to ensure instruction grounded in the Science of Reading and outcomes promoting reading achievement in students.

The Department of Public Instruction will ensure delivery of professional development that demonstrates evidence-based success with educators and administrators in establishing deep knowledge of literacy instruction.



2023-24  Comprehensive Plan for Reading Achievement (Previously titled Read to Achieve Implementation Guide)
2022-23 Reading Camp Implementation Guide
Grade 3 Reading Portfolio Implementation Guide
2022-23 Grade 3 Reading Portfolio Assessment Score Summary Sheet 
Read to Achieve Assessment/Portfolio FAQs
2019-2020 Reading Portfolio Sample Set
NC K-3 Literacy Assessment - mCLASS DIBELS 8th Edition
NC Early Childhood Foundation 2022 Toolkit for Summer Learning


For Science of Reading and LETRS® resources visit our Science of Reading page.


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