Mastering Reading And Mathematics In The Early Grades

Publication 200428 pages(04E10)

This report, a part of the Challenge to Lead education goals series, documents SREB states’ progress in getting early grades students ready for the middle grades. The analyses are based on scores and standards for state achievement tests and on results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The report also outlines how federal funds for reading programs are distributed to districts and schools, what states are requiring of students who do not meet state standards at the end of third or fourth grade, and what retention and promotion policies states have developed for students who do not meet standards.