ECS regularly issues useful compilations, summaries and/or comparisons of state policies — enacted or pending — on a wide variety of education topics, listed on the right. For a list of our most current documents, please see our What's New page.
Please use the links below to download PDFs that include all the documents for a given year.
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(Note: Not all topics have an ECS document associated with them. If you are looking for information on a specific topic, you can use our search function.)
Third Grade Reading Policies PDF - This paper outlines state policies relating to 3rd-grade reading proficiency, including identification of, intervention for, and retention of struggling readers in the P-3 grades. The paper provides a state-by-state policy summary, sample statutory language, and highlights from bills enacted this year. (Stephanie Rose, ECS, August 2012)
Student Promotion/Retention Policies MS Word PDF - State policies regarding student promotion and retention vary significantly in the combination of their criteria for retention, which grades are specified, which subjects are singled out and the level at which authority rests. This ECS StateNote examines student promotion and retention policies in the 50 states. (Kyle Zinth, Education Commission of the States, November 2005)...
From the ECS State Policy Database: Promotion/Retention - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....