Nine More Tulsa Third Graders Pass Reading Tests - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Nine More Tulsa Third Graders Pass Reading Tests

Posted: Updated:
At the end of last school year, over 1,100 Tulsa Public School students failed reading sufficiency tests. At the end of last school year, over 1,100 Tulsa Public School students failed reading sufficiency tests.
Tulsa school students are pictured in summer school. Tulsa school students are pictured in summer school.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

Tulsa Public Schools has new numbers Monday as third graders again test in hopes of moving onto the fourth grade.

Back in April, 1,175 TPS third graders failed the reading tests which are required to advance. Students had another chance to pass just last week.

TPS spokesperson Chris Payne says nine more kids have passed the tests, meaning they'll get to advance. For those kids who didn't pass, the district says parents are asking for another round of testing in September.

But last week was the third opportunity to take these tests as the start of the new school year is now just two days away. The first round of tests was at the end of last school year, and the second chance was back in July.

7/23/2014 Related Story: TPS: Summer Reading Program Ends With Disappointing Results

The new numbers are an improvement from July numbers, when only about four summer school kids passed the test. But this is likely not the last chance.

School committees can give students a probationary promotion to fourth grade. But TPS says the principal can ultimately override that decision - if they don't recommend promotion.

Oklahoma state law says that students can move grades until November 1st, so TPS spokesperson Chris Payne says parents can still appeal.

And they expect appeals to start coming in Monday as the start of school at TPS is just two days away. And as far as the calls for September testing, the district hasn't decided if they will do that or not.

Special Features

Fallen Heroes

The News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

Health News

Find the latest health headlines & videos, plus get tips for healthy living.

Home & Family

Get ideas on spending more time with your family & improving your home life.

Politics

Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.

Technology

Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Featured on NewsOn6.com

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • 6 Investigates

    Are you aware of incidents of fraud, corruption, government waste? We investigate.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.