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Schools can do better than retaining struggling readers

by PRP Group, on 11/28/2022

eschoolnews prp-1A school psychologist explains alternatives to retaining students who aren’t reading at grade level

Grade retention is ineffective and expensive, but 17 states and Washington, D.C. mandate it (and at least 12 more states allow it) for students who are not reading proficiently by grade 3. The best way to stop grade retention, whether you live in a state with laws mandating it or not, is to provide students with explicit, phonics-based literacy instruction rooted in the science of reading, beginning in kindergarten.

Here’s how schools and districts can help students begin learning to read on track and stay there to avoid retention.

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