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How Students In Your School Or District Fared On The 2013 IREAD-3 Test

91.1 percent of Indiana students passed a high-stakes reading skills test this year, either on their first try in March or during a retake over the summer, state officials announced Wednesday. More on that here. We’ve made a map showing every Indiana school district’s final IREAD-3 pass rate. Take a look. We’ve also made sortable […]

Why Holding Back Third Graders Who Fail Reading Tests Isn't A Silver Bullet Strategy

Two third grade students at Bloomington's Clear Creek Elementary play 'Concentration' as part of teacher Amy Swafford's lesson on syllables.

Retention for students who don’t pass third grade reading exams works best when used in concert with other intervention strategies, according to a policy brief released Thursday by the Center on Children and Families at The Brookings Institution: Policies encouraging the retention of students who have not acquired basic reading skills by third grade are no substitute […]

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