Video: 3RD Grade Reading Revolt: What’s next?

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Some Mississippi lawmakers staged a brief revolt Tuesday against plans to fail thousands of poorly reading third graders this spring, but that movement is already melting away.

A number of House Republicans joined all but one Democrat to amend House Bill 745 to wait another year before requiring school districts to hold back the students. But by the end of business Tuesday, so many of those GOP members sought to change their votes that it would have changed the outcome of the proposal for a delay. That could clear the way to strip the provision from the bill.

If the standard had been in place last year, 6,500 of 37,000 third graders would have scored below the required level. No passing score has yet been adopted on this year’s test.

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