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House sends 3rd grade reading bill to Fallin

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla._ Following the results of the controversial third-grade reading tests, the Oklahoma house approved a bill Monday to ease their impact.

Monday's bill adds several ways for students to go on to the next grade, even if they do not meet all the current requirements.

Supporters say the goal is reduce the importance of a single test on one day, and provide more options for the students to advance.

It is now up to Governor Mary Fallin to decide if it becomes law.

Approximately 16 percent of the state's third-graders failed this year to meet the requirements to move up to 4th grade.

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