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 it Works
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 and Monitoring 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.
Advancing to Fourth Grade
Except for those with special circumstances, students must meet a minimum score on the state reading test to move on to the fourth grade. With the adaptations and modifcations that have been made over the past couple of years that cut score has changed. More information regarding the 2018-2019 requirements will be forthcoming.