Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Wisconsin Read to Lead Task Force Recommendations
From the "Dear Fellow Wisconsinites" letter signed by Scott Walker and Tony Evers.
As a result of the Task Force’s work, we are advancing an aggressive action plan to improve reading outcomes in Wisconsin, including:
• Early literacy screening for all four and five year old kindergartners;
• Improvements to teacher preparation programs around early reading, including a new, more rigorous, reading exam for reading educators;
• Aggressive professional development opportunities to enhance the skills of current reading educators, including a new online professional development portal and an annual reading conference; and
• Creation of a public-private partnership to engage Wisconsin philanthropies and businesses around the goal of ensuring every child can read by the end of 3rd grade.