More States Retaining 3rd Graders

Robelen, Erik W.
March 2012
Education Week;3/28/2012, Vol. 31 Issue 26, p1
The article discusses retention programs for third grade students in the U.S. who do not meet reading requirements on standardized testing. One concern that officials have is the ability to fund additional programs for these students in light of school budget cuts. States such as Florida, Indiana and Oklahoma are discussing the implementation of legislation that will hold students back who fail to meet the state's reading standards.


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