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State Mandates and Testing Information

Recent legislation strengthened the longstanding Third Grade Guarantee to give a greater emphasis to reading instruction and intervention in the early grades. Through this initiative, school districts and community schools will diagnose reading deficiencies in students at grades kindergarten through three, create individualized reading improvement and monitoring plans, and provide intensive reading interventions.


Click on the picture to watch a short video about the Third Grade Guarantee.


Click on the picture for information for parents on many topics, including the Third Grade Guarantee.