Mission: Reading Results partners with schools to support students from systemically excluded communities in becoming successful readers. We believe that literacy is a basic human right, and we work to increase access and break down barriers through supporting students with an effective, individualized, culturally-responsive reading intervention program.

The board, leadership and staff of Reading Results are dedicated to closing the opportunity gap and accelerating early grade reading mastery for students of color and low-income. We strive to support the schools and school districts we serve by partnering to put students on track for third grade reading success and, ultimately, graduating high school prepared for college or career.

Educational equity at Reading Results means: (a) narrowing the gaps between the lowest and highest performing students; and (b) eliminating the racial predictability and disproportionality with which student groups occupy the highest and lowest achievement categories. The concept of educational equity goes beyond formal equality – where all students are treated the same – to fostering a barrier-free environment where all students, regardless of their race, have the opportunity to benefit equally. Educational equity benefits all students, and our entire community. We support school district and school efforts to achieve educational equity, by providing additional and differentiated resources to support the success of all students, including students of color.

With these commitments in mind, Reading Results will work to:

  1. Raise the reading achievement of early grade learners while narrowing the gap between lowest and highest performing students;
  2. Eliminate the racial predictability and disproportionality in early-grade reading;
  3. Target our financial and human capital resourced towards Title I schools serving large populations of students of color;
  4. Disaggregate outcomes data by race/ethnicity, language spoken at home, and gender with the express purpose of utilizing data in updating practices to address inequity;
  5. Employ a workforce reflecting the diversity of the students we serve and operate with equitable employment practices;
  6. Provide ongoing professional development designed to ensure staff deliver culturally competent practices, curriculum, and guidance;
  7. Provide challenging curriculum dedicated toward driving accelerated learning, and in which students see themselves reflected;
  8. Embody high expectations for the students we serve and foster development of an academic mindset so that students see themselves as learners and collaborators in their own education;
  9. Proactively stay informed of, and act within, an equity lens and policies of school districts and schools served.

Adopted by vote of the READING RESULTS Board of Directors on November 20, 2014

Date: November 20, 2014
Signature: Ashley Vaughn, Secretary, Board of Directors

Reading Results is committed to creating a world in which racial predictability and gaps in achievement are distant memories, but we can’t do it alone. Help improve the reading proficiency of Portland’s low-income students by making a matched contribution to this cause today.

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