Feb. 25: Risks of Read-or-Fail Law

State Rep. Mike Shelton talks on Capitol Watch Video about his bill, HB 2565, that would delay implementation of the Reading Sufficiency Act, which requires third graders to pass a standardized reading test to advance to fourth grade. This year’s third graders will be the first to be held to that requirement. Shelton’s bill would restart the run-up to high-stakes testing to allow schools and teachers to better prepare students to improve their reading skills.

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