Early Literacy

Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is a collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit partners, business leaders, government agencies, states, and communities across the nation to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. The Campaign focuses on an important predictor of school success and high school graduation—grade-level reading by the end of third grade.

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OUSD Balanced Approach to Literacy Implementation Guide

The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) has developed a Balanced Approach to Literacy (BAL) Implementation Guide to provide a basic introduction to how the District defines this work, outline how the different components of the approach work together, and share links to resources to help teachers implement the approach into their classroom.

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Oakland Reads 2020: Grade-Level Reading Update

Oakland Reads 2020 Grade-Level Reading Update examines and reflects on gains and challenges in reading proficiency and four levers of change shared in the original 2014 Baseline Report.

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Oakland Reads 2020: Baseline Report

The Oakland Reads 2020 Baseline Report is an in-depth analysis of the current state of third grade reading proficiency in Oakland. The report examines progress in four key levers: school readiness, school attendance, summer learning, and family engagement.

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