State weighs pause in 3rd grade promotion reading test


Boys and girls sitting at desks, raising hands (Getty Images).

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — After COVID-19 disrupted two school years, Alabama lawmakers are weighing a pause in an upcoming state requirement for third-graders to pass a reading assessment before moving up to the fourth grade.

The requirement is set to begin next year.

The House Education Policy Committee on Wednesday debated the Senate-passed bill by Sen. Rodger Smitherman, D-Birmingham, that would delay the promotion requirement by two years.

Chairwoman Terri Collins said the committee will vote next week.

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