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Failing third graders need help

December 31, 2013
Tribune Chronicle |

An Ohio initiative to improve literacy for elementary school students has hit its first milestone, as fall reading test results were released this month. Under the standards of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee, more than 34 percent of third-graders who participated in state tests are now at risk of being held back to repeat third grade, if they do not improve enough to meet new reading targets by the end of the summer.



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