OUR PURPOSE

Get Troup Reading is an initiative to promote collaboration of ALL community stakeholders to improve childhood literacy in Troup County.  Our goal is to have 100% of Troup County third graders reading on grade level.  To reach this goal we will use a four-pillar framework to support literacy education through language nutrition, access, positive learning climate, teacher preparation and effectiveness.  This endeavor will involve working with all businesses, organizations, the school system, and all members of the community to help the children of Troup County.
35%

Third grade students below grade level in Reading.

According to the 2019 GMAS Scores

WHAT WE’RE DOING.

Thanks to research and a thorough understanding of the issues at hand, four strategies have emerged to address the literacy challenges in Troup County. Our main goal is to increase the number of children reading on grade level to 100%.

Strategic Goals to Achieve 100% Reading On Grade Level

1. Healthy Babies and Toddlers
2. School Readiness
3. Success in School
4. Summer Slide

Measure Results.

RESULTS DRIVEN STRATEGIES.

In order to determine that our efforts are making a difference for our children, all strategies will have trackable metrics. As we find that our tactics are working we will increase our support in those areas. The strategies that show minimal growth will be reevaluated and replaced.

2019 STATISTICS

THIRD GRADERS READING BELOW GRADE LEVEL: 35%

2019 Georgia Milestones

2ND GRADERS SCREENED FOR HEARING AND VISION: 85%

Troup County Center for Strategic Planning

COMMUNITY SPONSORED TEACHER RESOURCES: 1
TROUP COUNTY CHILDREN AT RISK FOR THE 30 MILLION WORD GAP: 62%

Georgia Department of Community Health & Kids Count Data Center

GROWTH OVER THE COURSE OF SUMMER SCHOOL: 42%

Troup County School System

CHILDREN MISSING 15+ DAYS OF SCHOOL: 11%

Kids Count Data Center

FOUR YEAR OLDS IN TROUP CO. IN NEED OF A PRE-K SEAT (APROX: 200): 20%

GA Department of Early Care and Learning