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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, September 6, 2016
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve the Recommendation Regarding the Purchase of QUICKREADS, Levels A-D, from Pearson, Inc. (Student Services Division)
Research shows that post-high school life demands reading of increasingly complex text. To prepare our students to meet this demand, they need to become highly automatic, or fluent, with reading that involves critical concepts and vocabulary. Based on Dr. Elfrieda H. Hiebert's research, this classroom-validated program systematically increases students' automaticity with high-leverage words and at the same time develops their knowledge base with informational text. Through a unique combination of text and consistent instructional routine, QUICKREADS results in improved reading proficiency for students at all ability levels.
• Improve the high school graduation rate • Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child
Funds in the amount of $65,000 will be available in the Comprehensive Reading Plan (CRP) budget. For tracking purposes, the project number specific to this agenda item is 4525. As of Thursday, July 14, 2016, the remaining balance less encumbrances for this item equaled $215,000. 
Students' gains will be monitored through the use of a variety of progress monitoring tools, including curriculum-based measures as well as formal and informal assessments. This data will be reviewed and analyzed quarterly by school-based personnel and district staff.
SUBMITTED BY:  Wynne A. Tye, Assistant Superintendent, Student Services Division, (813) 273-7033
Kimberly Workman, General Director, Exceptional Student Education
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 6.18
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20160906_777 (Board Meeting followed by Public Hearing) * Section C Item# 6.18