PBS NewsHour looks into the impact of legislation passed in Ohio two years ago that promised to hold students back who cannot pass the state’s reading test by the end of third grade.

After a similar policy of ending social promotion in third grade was embraced by Joel Klein in New York City, Paul Peterson wrote about its impact on reading scores.

In 2005, Alexander Russo wrote for Education Next about the impact of Chicago’s decision to end social promotion.

—Education Next

Last updated April 18, 2015