Next Generation Content Area Reading Professional Development (NGCAR-PD)
Next Generation Content Area Reading Professional Development (NGCAR-PD) is a state professional development initiative designed to help content area teachers in grades 6-12 become proficient in applying scientifically based reading strategies through their content areas. Content Area Reading Professional Development (CAR-PD) and Next Generation Content Area Reading Professional Development (NGCAR-PD) are designed to prepare content area teachers to effectively deliver reading intervention to students who score at Level 2 in reading on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) and do not need instruction in decoding and text reading efficiency.
In accordance with State Board Rule, "teachers who are not certified in Reading (Grades K-12) or endorsed in reading, or who do not meet the definition of “highly qualified” in reading under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, and who provide reading intervention to Level 2 students who do not need instruction in decoding and text reading efficiency in their content area class must complete the CAR-PD package or NGCAR-PD." The transition from CARPD to NGCARPD took effect August 1, 2012. Information about NGCARPD and the State Board Rule can be accessed here.
The district's NGCAR-PD Program has been updated to align with the Common Core State Standards. Teachers who complete the 60 hours NGCARPD teacher course and the 30 hours NGCARPD Practicum are eiligble to provide reading intervention instruction for FCAT Level 2 students (if they do not have significant reading deficits in decoding or text reading efficiency) in their content area classes to meet State Board Rule requirements.
The NGCAR-PD Technical Assistance Paper and all resources may be accessed here (pdf).
For more information about NGCAR-PD, please see your Reading Coach or contact the Department of Literacy at 754-321-1866.