COVINA, CA – Covina-Valley Unified School District has been ranked fifth in the state and third in Los Angeles County for excellence in reading comprehension according to the California Reading Coalition (CRC) California Reading Report Card. The rankings assessed 285 of the most populous school districts in the state.
The CRC is composed of a group of educators, advocates, researchers, and policymakers committed to improving reading outcomes for all California students. The organization evaluates school districts based on the performance of their economically disadvantaged Hispanic/Latino students on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) third-grade English language arts (ELA) test. Covina-Valley Unified was recognized for its strong number of high-need students that met or exceeded grade-level standards on the CAASPP and ELA testing during the 2021-22 school year.
“Covina-Valley Unified’s California Reading Report Card ranking is a validation of the dedication and commitment of our outstanding elementary and preschool teachers and the terrific programming across our District,” Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Eminhizer said. “Reading is fundamental to the academic success of any student, and we have always been committed to providing a high-quality reading program.”
This marks the second year in a row C-VUSD has been recognized for top-performing elementary schools. Many of the District’s elementary schools appeared in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best K-8 Schools rankings. U.S. News & World report draws from U.S. Department of Education data on student proficiency and performance in reading and mathematics.
Reading is a core focus at each of C-VUSD’s elementary schools. The District prioritizes students reading at grade level by third grade. Covina-Valley Unified creates a positive reading culture through its participation in Read Across America Week, Read-a-Thons, Family Reading Nights, Scholastic Book Fairs, and so much more.
CVUSD_READING: Covina-Valley Unified’s reading program ranks fifth in the state of California and third in Los Angeles County according to the California Reading Coalition California Reading Report Card.