Ritz advocates a more comprehensive assessment model and better accountability across all grade levels. Discussions about how to achieve that are getting underway as state education officials prepare to implement new academic standards to replace Common Core, she said.
"Indiana has to get serious about literacy. I'm excited about seeing programs like this that engage children, and where they take ownership for their own reading."
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What's next Based upon the success of the new iLit reading program in the sixth grade, ACS officials plan to incorporate it into the curriculum for seventh- and eighth-grade students beginning in the fall.