One day, one test: New third-grade retention law goes into effect

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: August 17, 2022 4:00 AM CT | Published: August 17, 2022 4:00 AM CT
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A new state law is raising the pressure on local public and charter schools. Third graders who “flunk” next spring’s TNReady reading test — and generally two-thirds of them in Tennessee do — are eligible to be retained in third grade next year. 

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third-grade retention third graders TNReady National Assessment of Educational Progress NAEP Memphis-Shelby County Schools Gov. Bill Lee No Child Left Behind President George W. Bush Gov. Jeb Bush
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The Institute for Public Service Reporting

The Institute for Public Service Reporting is based at the University of Memphis and supported financially by U of M, private grants and donations made through the University Foundation. Its work is published by The Daily Memphian through a paid-use agreement. 

David Waters

David Waters

David Waters is Distinguished Journalist in Residence and assistant director of the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis.


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