Twenty five percent of third graders fail tougher reading test

A quarter of third graders in our state failed their reading tests on the first try, leaving it unclear if they will advance to the next grade.

According to the Mississippi Department of Education, students had a second chance at the test last week, but the results are not available.

Mississippi is one of 16 states that demand third graders pass a reading score threshold or flunk.

Last year, that threshold was raised, mandating students reach the middle of five scoring levels.

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