Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 3/2/2023 - 6:30 PM
Category: Old Business and Action Items
Type: Info
Subject: Area of Strategic Focus: K–4 Literacy Update
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 1: Systemic Alignment
ACPS will build a culture of continuous improvement and design equitable systems for school and instructional improvement.
Goal 2: Instructional Excellence
ACPS will ensure that all students have access to and engagement with high-quality instruction.
Goal 5: Family and Community Engagement
ACPS will ensure that all families and community members feel welcomed, respected, and valued.
Policy: IA - Instructional Goals and Objectives
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
File Attachment:
Virginia Literacy Act Summary Document.pdf
Agenda Item Summary: As a result of the ACPS School Board’s commitment to early literacy and in alignment with the 2025 Strategic Plan: Equity for All, Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) is focused on its Pre-K–4 students' literacy achievement.
Background: Knowing the importance of early literacy proficiency on future academic success, ACPS is continuously reviewing current research on best practices in literacy instruction and making improvements to its academic program. Likewise, the Commonwealth of Virginia is taking action to address historically high numbers of K–2 students at risk for reading difficulty and high numbers of third graders not passing the Reading Standards of Learning (SOL) Assessments.
Recommendation: The Interim Superintendent recommends that the School Board review the information in this memo.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Wendy Gonzalez - Chief
Signed By:
Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt - Interim Superintendent