Guilford County Kids Are Super Readers!

6:32 PM, Jan 24, 2014   |    comments
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Guilford County students traveled the country, with their "Roadmap 2 Reading" challenge. 

Superintendent Mo Green announced the results at last night's state of the schools ceremony.each student had a goal to travel the country by reading. 

One minute of reading equaled one mile. they were asked to read 3-thousand, 114 minutes in 12 months. 

Some of those great readers -- Reilly Witte and Roma Desai from Jefferson Elementary were on the Good Morning Show to talk about the program.

Doctor Beth Folger with the school district talked about the successes of the program.

Reilly is a 4th grader reading at a 5th grade level.  (11,400 minutes!) He is reading books on a fifth grade level, on average.  In this last year he read 11,400 minutes between the fourth and almost seventh grade levels.  That is making it to San Fran and back a couple of times - or making it to San Fran almost four times. He made his first nine-week goal with 97.8% accuracy.  This last nine weeks his accuracy was 92.1%.

Roma read 13,600 minutes as a 3rd grader and is reading books on a fifth grade level, on average.  In this last year she has read 13,600 minutes between the fourth and sixth grade level.  That is making it to San Fran and back a couple of times - or making it to San Fran four times. She made her first nine-week goal this year without missing a single question - 100% accuracy. This last nine weeks her accuracy was 99.5%

 

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