third grade

  • April 21, 2015  

    A growing number of states are promising to hold back students who cannot read by the end of third grade. Two years ago, Ohio passed legislation to put up a barrier to fourth grade for those who failed the state’s reading test. Has that reading guarantee made a difference? Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports. Continue reading

  • January 4, 2013  

    Ohio is one of 14 states to put in place a retention rule that holds back students who are not reading at grade level. Special correspondent John Tulenko reports on the "reading guarantee," which educators say puts enormous pressure on them, and may not actually ensure educational success or lower dropout rates in the future. Continue reading