Third Grade Reading Guarantee
The ability to read is the foundation of learning. Research shows that children who are not reading at a third grade level by the end of grade three will likely have trouble learning in all classroom subjects in higher grades.
What Is It?
In June of 2012, the Ohio Department of Education enacted new legislation referred to as the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee is a program to identify students that are behind in reading from kindergarten through third grade. Schools will provide help and support to make sure students are on track for reading success by the end of third grade.
What Is The Guarantee?
Ohio's Third Grade Guarantee ensures that every struggling reader gets the support he or she needs to be able to learn and achieve.
How Does It Work?
In kindergarten through grade three, schools will evaluate all children to determine if they are reading as well as they should be. If a child appears to be falling behind in reading, the school will immediately start a reading improvement plan.
Reading Improvement Plan - This plan will address each student's unique reading problems. Schools will monitor the plan to make sure the student's reading is improving.
Schools will work closely with parents to help create a remedy and for parents to be able to support the plan.
Except for students with special circumstances, students must meet a minimum score on the state reading test to move on to the fourth grade. In 2013-2014, the minimum score for advancement is 392. This score must be attained either in the Fall or Spring administration of the state reading test.How it Helps
Studies on Florida's version of the Third Grade Guarantee show that students who remained in the third grade and received intensive reading instruction, improved dramatically in overall school performance in years following.
Resources to Help Your Child
Resources to provide parents with the tools and information to help their children learn to read and develop other skills to succeed.
Resources from INFOhio