• Read to Succeed



    The South Carolina Read to Succeed Act became law in 2014. The intent of this law is to ensure all students have the reading skills necessary to become college and career ready. This law includes significant changes regarding promotion and retention of third grade students.


    Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, a student must be retained in the third grade if the student fails to demonstrate reading proficiency at the end of third grade. Though there are a number of exceptions to this requirement in the law, please be assured that our school district’s goal is that all students will be proficient readers by the end of third grade.


    Benchmark expectations for our third graders using Fountas & Pinnell:

    Aug./Sept.- Level M

    Nov./Dec.- Level N

    Feb./Mar.- Level O

    May- Level P


    The Fountas & Pinnell Assessment was administered during the 2016-2017 school year to all students at LES in grades 1-3 in preparation for the new state law.


    (By using the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems to determine student’s independent and instructional reading levels, teachers are able to observe student reading behaviors one-on-one, engage in comprehension conversations that go beyond retelling, and make informed decisions that connect assessment to instruction.)  Heinemann 2017


    For more information visit: http://www.fountasandpinnell.com/bas/


    Timeline for the Read to Succeed Law:

    Second Nine Weeks- Notice of consideration for retention for all students whose data indicates they are not performing at grade level proficiency in reading is sent.

    Third Nine Weeks- Parent/Teacher conferences are held for students still being considered for retention.

    Fourth Nine Weeks- Send notice to parents that the student is eligible for retention and the summer reading camp.

    Summer Reading Camp- Review reading portfolio and assessment results to determine eligibility for promotion to the fourth grade.


    Lugoff Elementary Action Plan for students will include:


    1. Small group instruction in reading with flexible grouping
    2. Leveled classroom libraries
    3. School wide literacy room with leveled text
    4. 3rd Grade leveled intervention groups
    5. School wide reading incentives
    6. “Count” on~ reading buddies
    7. Power Word of the Week
    8. Literacy endorsement coursework for staff
    9. Support from school based Literacy Coach

    Lugoff Elementary School

    994 Ridgeway Rd.

    Lugoff, SC 29078



    Principal-Dr. Melissa Lloyd

    Assistant Principal-Adele Dixon


    Third Grade Teachers:

    Rubye Carter

    Kelcy Fender

    Katie Munn

    Tonya Seay


    Literacy Coach/Reading Interventionist:

    Hope Robinson