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Retention law looms for Oklahoma elementary school students

Beginning in the 2013-14 school year, third-graders who do not pass the state-mandated reading test will be retained.

BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL Published: January 27, 2013

More than 1 in 3 Oklahoma third-graders aren’t reading as well as they should be, and more than 1 in 10 are at least two years behind.

Next year, many students who fall into that bottom group will be required by law to repeat the third grade.

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