New Reading Hotline

New Reading Hotline

The Oklahoma State Department of Education will soon offer a telephone hotline for teachers and parents who have questions about the new third-grade reading law that might keep some children from being promoted to the fourth-grade. Staff members will answer questions and concerns, provide support for electronic submission of reports and help with communication for parents and citizens. The hotlines will be active from 8am to 430pm Monday through Friday from May 12 thru May 23. School districts statewide will receive third-grade reading test scores by Friday. Only third-graders who score Unsatisfactory on the test and don't meet one of the state's good-cause exemptions will not be promoted. Students who score Unsatisfactory will be able to take an alternate assessment or a teacher may provide a portfolio of the child's work to demonstrate that he or she reads at appropriate grade level. Parents and community members can call 405-521-3774 to leave comments or questions. Officials say the line will be monitored, with responses provided in a timely fashion. District personnel who have questions should call 405-521-3301. 


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