The purpose of the Indiana Reading Evaluation And Determination (IREAD-3) summative assessment is to measure foundational reading standards through grade three. All 3rd grade students* must take and pass the IREAD-3 unless a student meets one of the 'good cause exemptions.' (Link to the IDOE's IREAD-3 website below.)
In accordance with HEA 1367 (also known as PL 109 in 2010), students who do not pass the Grade 3 reading assessment (IREAD-3) will (1) continue to receive instruction in Grade 3 Reading, and (2) fully participate in the IREAD-3 assessment.
The district provides a remediation summer school and retest for students that do not pass the test in the Spring.
* The Good Cause Exemptions include
1. Students who have previously been retained two times prior to fourth grade.
2. Students with disabilities whose Case Conference Committees have determined that promotion is appropriate.
3. English Learner students whose Individual Learning Plan (ILP) Committees have determined that promotion is appropriate.