• S.C. Code Ann. §59-155-160 (2014) of Act 284 states:

    Beginning with the 2017- 2018 school year, a student must be retained in the third grade if the student fails to demonstrate reading proficiency at the end of the third grade as indicated by scoring at the lowest achievement level on the state summative reading assessment that equates to Not Met 1 on the SC Ready assessment. Those students enrolled in second grade during the 2016–17 school year will be the first class of students affected by these mandatory retention requirements.