Document Type

Capstone Project

Publication Date

Fall 2020

Publication Title

Brookings Public Policy Minor Culminating Project

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The United States has a literacy problem; in fact, it has an education problem in general. Piecemeal reforms that differ wildly from state to state, and even county to county, have had varying levels of success from none to showing real potential. Nevada is not exempt from this literacy problem. In 2015, only 47.57% of the students taking the state mandated third grade exams were deemed proficient on the English Language Arts portion of the exam. The purpose of this paper is to examine the efficacy of one such literacy program, “Nevada K.I.D.S Read”, with a goal of establishing early childhood literacy by third grade, among other academic goals; it first explores the background of the program, then the outcomes, and lastly what the data actually reveals about the program.


Education; K.I.D.S. Read; Read by Three; CCSD


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