Posted 5/25/23

Under a new law, students who don’t meet expectations for reading proficiency face the prospect of being held back for another try at third grade.

Children in the “approaching” category can take summer school or tutoring to try to make up lost ground and advance to fourth grade.

Here’s how local counties faired… In Giles County, 16% were below proficiency, 42% were approaching proficiency, 32% were meeting proficiency, 10% were exceeding proficiency, and 42% were proficient.

In Lawrence County, 13% were below proficiency, 40% were approaching proficiency, 31% were meeting proficiency, 15% were exceeding proficiency, and 46% were proficient.