2015 House Bill 4822

House Roll Call 462: Passed

To prohibit “social promotions” of third graders who have not reached minimum reading benchmarks, subject to many conditions and exceptions, and with requirements that additional intervention programs be created and individual tutoring provided before a student is actually held back. This would not take effect until the 2019-2020 school year. This final version of the bill removes a Senate provision to let teachers and principals provide exceptions, and allows a school district superintendent to do so only if the student is proficient in other subjects.

60 Yeas / 47 Nays
Republican (57 Yeas / 5 Nays)
Democrat (3 Yeas / 42 Nays)