Literacy and reading are absolutely fundamental to children’s ability to reach important milestones throughout their educational journey. All Blue Valley students will engage in high-quality literacy instruction in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and digital literacy ensuring they are equipped for life.
To assist with this priority, the district has expanded universal screening in literacy for primary students (K-5) to include secondary students (6-12). Beginning this year, Blue Valley will look closely at the reading development of each student, kindergarten through 12th grade utilizing a universal screening process. Universal screening provides educators data on students’ growth in important components of reading to help determine if they are on track for reaching grade-level benchmarks. This real-time data supports timely intervention, if needed, and helps teachers as they design learning aligned to the needs of each student.