Third grade reading standards in Oklahoma means higher expectations for 4-year-oldsAugust 19, 2019 • KJRH
Reading proficiency in Oklahoma is putting a little more pressure on students and teachers these days.
The state is setting higher reading standards for third graders, which could impact a child's ability to move on to the fourth grade.
To prepare students for the future, teachers are raising the bar for kids as young as 4 years old.
"This age is so fun for learning,” Elena Beene, a lead teacher at Community Action Project (CAP) Tulsa McClure said. “They are exploring. They're excited about learning. They are really starting to own their own learning. They are getting invested."
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