Radford City Schools

RCPS will operate on a 2 hour delay on Friday, November 16, 2018 due to overnight icing.

WHY READ 20 MINUTES at HOME

Why Read 20 Minutes At Home

Students A
Reads 20 minutes per day
3,600 minutes per school year.
1,800,000 words per year.
Scores in the 90th percentile on standardized tests.

Student B 
Reads 5 minutes per day
900 minutes per school year.
282,000 words per year.
Scores in the 50th percentile on standardize tests.

Student C 
Reads 1 minute per day
180 minutes per school year.
8,000 words per year
Scores in the 10th percentile on standardized tests.

If they start reading 20 minutes per night in Kindergarten, by the end of the 6th grade, Student A will read for the equivalent of 60 school days, Student B will have read for 12 school days, and student C will have read for 3 school days