Third Grade A Pivotal Time In Students' Lives

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Tim Taylor, president, Colorado Succeeds
David Berliner, educational psychologist, Arizona State University

In a growing number of states a single reading test determines which third-grade students advance to fourth grade. Proponents of the rule say that kids learn to read until third grade, and then read to learn. But critics argue that holding students back does more harm than good in the long run.

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