Are thousands of Arizona third-graders in danger of being held back because of poor reading scores?

| February 24, 2016
Poor scores on the state’s new learning assessment test, AzMERIT, leave officials in a quandary about setting a cutoff to pass.

By Ricardo Cano • The Republic /

Arizona must soon decide on the reading scores its third-graders must reach on the state’s standardized test before moving on to fourth grade.

But determining that benchmark for the rigorous new test won’t be easy. Forty-three percent of third-graders were “minimally proficient” in reading and would have been at risk of being held back, according to the latest scores.

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