With the passage of SB 391 on July 1, 2015, Nevada joined the ranks of a growing number of states focusing on a key predictor of school success and high-school graduation—the ability to read on grade level by the end of third grade. Nevada’s Read by Grade 3 (RBG3) Act establishes a statewide comprehensive system of early reading instruction and intervention aimed at accelerating the reading growth of students reading below grade level in kindergarten through third grade.
In 2019 the Nevada State Legislature revised and enhanced Read by Grade 3 through Assembly Bill 289 (AB 289). The most notable revisions included an increase in local funding, an expanded scope from K-3 to all grade levels in elementary schools, and the requirement of an assigned literacy specialist at every elementary school in Nevada. AB 289 also removed the grade 3 mandatory retention requirement.
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