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By Jennifer Palmer
Oklahoma Watch 

For first time, 'read or fail' law is fully funded. Will it reduce retentions?

 


One of the state’s most contentious education initiatives, the Reading Sufficiency Act, is fully funded for the first time, with $12 million dedicated to fund supports for struggling readers in the 2019-20 school year.

The reading law has for six years contained a high-stakes component for third graders: They face being held back if they can’t demonstrate reading proficiency.

Oklahoma Watch in December revealed that it’s not just third graders being retained, but students as young as kindergarten are repeating a grade more frequently in Oklahoma than in every other state except Missis...



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