OKLAHOMA--- More than 7,000 students fail the Oklahoma State Reading Test and are at risk of being retained. That's according to Oklahoma Watch, which is a nonprofit organization that shares public-policy issues facing the state. According to the Oklahoma State Department of Education, the failure rate hit record highs. 15.7% of third graders scored unsatisfactory, which is the lowest level on the scale. Last year, it was 11.4%. Parents in many districts will find out next week if their children are at risk of being retained. To find out more about your child's reading results and how to talk to education leaders about them, click here.
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