AZ third-graders being held back won’t be told till summer

| April 27, 2016

By Alexis Huicochea • Arizona Daily Star

Parents of Arizona third-graders at risk of being held back because they read far below grade level won’t know until summer whether their child will advance to fourth grade.

The Arizona State Board of Education voted on Monday to exercise a law that requires students who are reading significantly below grade level to be retained. But AzMERIT, the state test that provides schools with that information, won’t be released to districts for weeks after school is out.

Schools will be tasked with notifying affected families once the test scores come in on June 6.

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