Reading Test May Determine If Students Move On To 4th Grade

By Maureen Mespell

February 9, 2011 Updated Feb 9, 2011 at 11:14 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Social promotion may soon be a thing of the past if a proposal by the state board of education is approved by the Governor.

Under the proposal the state's third graders would have to pass a new reading test before being promoted to the fourth grade.

About a third of third grade students fail the English and Language Arts ISTEP test each year

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