Will My Child Pass 3rd GradeA brochure received by parents in Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Union District, on retaining 3rd graders based on standardized test reading scores is titled, “Will your child pass third grade?” is meant to help students achieve standardized reading levels.
Double Jeopardy: Poverty Influences High School GraduationThe findings of a national study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation show that those who don’t read proficiently by 3rd grade are 4 times more likely to leave school without a diploma than proficient readers.

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