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Going over a student’s chart Mrs. Savage checks the timed assignment and the number of correct scores before the student moves on to another level.

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Payson third-grade students reading well

Only 3 percent would be held back under new legislation

Payson third-graders fared much better than anticipated on reading tests that will soon determine whether students move on to the next grade. However, the Pine and Tonto Basin districts could face problems when state reforms take effect in 2013. If the new standards were in effect right now, 3 percent of Payson third-graders, 10 percent of Pine third-graders and 13 percent of Tonto Basin third-graders would get held back, according to a recent state report.

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