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Third Grade Retention Information

10/11/2017

As you may be aware, the South Carolina Read to Succeed Act, which became law in 2014, aims to improve literacy and reading proficiency for all children in our state. The new law, which goes into effect in this school year, includes some significant changes regarding the promotion and retention of third grade students. Beginning this school year, a student must be retained in the third grade if the student fails to demonstrate reading proficiency. A student’s reading proficiency will be determined based on his or her score on the state summative reading assessment. The state will be identifying students scoring in the bottom 5% on the assessment across the entire state population for possible retention.
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Families who applied to Expanded Choice or magnet programs during Choice II, must accept or decline offers by midnight, June 22, 2018. 

Log in to the Richland Two Expanded Choice and Magnet application using the same username and password created when submitting the application. Once you view your application status, you can accept or decline your offer.