Ind. schools chief is no fan of state's third-grade reading test

03/11/2013 | StateImpact

Indiana state superintendent Glenda Ritz said during a weekend event that she would like to replace the year-old, high-stakes reading test due to be administered next week to third-grade students. The exam -- put in place by Tony Bennett, whom Ritz ousted from office in November's election -- determines whether students can be promoted to the fourth grade. Ritz says the IREAD-3 test does not measure grade-level skills, while proponents say the test has improved literacy interventions and instruction in schools.

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