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Court: Hold back 3rd graders who do poorly on reading test

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In a blow to parents seeking to have their children “opt out” of Florida’s high-stakes tests, an appeals court Tuesday ruled that school districts have a right to hold third-graders back when they score badly on a state reading test. The 1st District Court of Appeal threw out a ruling by a lower court judge who said a handful of school districts must consider options other than students’ performances on the Florida Standards Assessment test when deciding whether to promote…

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