The Tennessee Legislature took action to emphasize the importance of reading by enacting the following into law:
"Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, a student in the third grade will not be promoted to the next grade level unless the student has shown as basic understanding of curriculum and ability to perform the skills required in the subject of reading as demonstrated by the student's grades or standardized test results. However, such student may be promoted if the student participates in a research-based intervention prior to the beginning of the next school year. This section shall not apply to students who have IEP's pursuant to 20 U.S. C. ss 1400 et seq."
Parents will be notified by the school if the test scores for their child indicates the child is below proficient in reading. Additional help will be offered during an after-school program.
For addtional information, contact Jamie Pemberton, Pre-K - 5 Elementary Supervisor, or the principal at your child's school.