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Springfield, GA – Students in Effingham County’s READ 180® classrooms made dramatic gains in reading in the 2013-14 school year, with nearly half of them advancing the equivalent of two years in reading achievement, according to data released by the school district today. Of the ninth-graders placed in the program because they were deemed at risk of failing the state’s end-of-year literature exam, an impressive 65 percent passed the test. Students who participated in READ 180 in the ninth grade did so instead of taking the traditional ninth grade literature course.
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