Over the last ten years, more than 30 states have passed third grade reading laws. These laws set standards on how well students must be performing in reading to move on to fourth grade. In most states, these laws apply to all students, including students with learning and attention issues who are struggling with reading.

Recognizing this, NCLD and the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) came together to create an infographic and a set of best practices to help parents and policymakers make informed decisions about third grade reading laws and better understand the issue of grade retention.

Download the infographic here!
Download the infographic here

Download Best Practices here!
Download best practices here

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