Iowa 2009-2010 SB 384 – Mandatory Grade Retention

retention1001 This bill requires the board of directors of a school district, beginning august 1, 2009, to adopt a student promotion policy that facilitates collaboration among teachers, parents, and guardians of the student, and the school district, to support student reading at grade level. Beginning july 1, 2012, the bill prohibits a school district from promoting a student enrolled in grade three to grade four if the student is more than one year below grade level in reading, unless retention at the current grade level is determined not to be in the best interest of the child.

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Iowa 2009-2010 SB 412 – Special Education Alternative Reading Instruction

dancing alphabet lettersA bill  providing for a special education alternative reading instruction pilot project and including a contingency clause and an effective date. This bill establishes a pilot program focusing on improving reading skills in grades kindergarten through three.

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