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Oklahoma Senate approves bill giving options to third-grade reading requirement

By BARBARA HOBEROCK - Tulsa World Modified: April 17, 2014 at 6:26 am •  Published: April 17, 2014

The Senate passed a measure Wednesday designed to give students who can't pass a third-grade reading test more options for promotion to the next grade.

House Bill 2625, by Rep. Katie Henke, R-Tulsa, and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, returns to the House for consideration. Stanislawski said he anticipates the House will accept Senate amendments and send the measure to Gov. Mary Fallin's desk.

Third-graders this year must pass a reading test to be promoted.

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