Education Board: 5,000 Arizona 4th-graders need remedial reading lessons

| August 26, 2015

By Cathryn Creno • The Republic /

More than 5,000 Arizona students — about 3 percent of last year’s third-graders — need remedial reading lessons under the state’s Move on When Reading law.

The Arizona State Board of Education voted unanimously on Monday to direct schools to give remedial help to students who scored in the bottom 3 percent on last spring’s third-grade AzMERIT language test. A few board members pointed out that the students, now in fourth grade, most likely have already been identified as weak readers and are getting state-funded tutoring before or after school.

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