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Literacy Based Promotion Act

The Literacy-Based Promotion Act was passed during the 2013 legislative session. The Literacy-Based Promotion Act places an emphasis on grade-level reading skills for students, particularly as they progress through grades K-3. Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, a student scoring at the lowest achievement level in reading on the established state assessment for 3rd grade will not be promoted to 4th grade unless the student meets the good cause exemptions for promotion.

Individual schools should be hosting information sessions on this new legislation to let parents know how it will effect their students. Additionally, the law requires schools and teachers to send notifications about student literacy to parents in certain cases. Information is posted below to inform all stakeholders of the legislation and its effect policies and procedures dealing with student literacy.