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Tulsa School Administrators Release New Report on Third Graders Reading Progress

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Tulsa Public School administrators are taking a closer look at third graders, who are facing a mandatory reading test that more than 800 students could fail.

Teachers and schools have seen the third grade test coming for years--for this group of third graders.

One problem: until this school year, each school had it's own reading plan. Now Tulsa's district has streamlined schools with one curriculum and more data.

Mobility has been an issue, as children have moved from school to school with different lesson plans.

 When these third graders were second graders, 26-percent of the 3200 students were projected to be at risk for failing the reading test. That has not changed in nearly a year. They are still at risk. The district says teachers are trying to fill in learning gaps for many of the same children. 

"Based on the data we have, these are the same children that are consistently behind," said Tracy Bayles, Chief Academic Officer for Tulsa Public Schools.

Students will take the test in April.

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