3GRG - Third Grade Reading Guarantee
Recent legislation strengthened the Third Grade Reading Guarantee to give a greater emphasis to reading instruction and intervention in the early grades. Through this initiative, school districts will diagnose reading deficiencies by administering a diagnostic assessment (MAP) to all students at grades kindergarten through grade three; and create individualized reading improvement and monitoring plans, while also providing intensive reading interventions.
The Ohio Department of Education approved diagnostic assessment, MAP, will identify students as "on-track" or "not on-track"
- On-Track any student who is reading at grade level based on previous end-of-year standards’ expectations by September 28th
- Not On-Track any student who is not reading at grade level based on previous end-of-year standards’ expectations by September 28th
What happens if my child is identified as "Not On-Track"?
Within 60 days the district must create a reading improvement and monitoring plan (RIMP) for the student, including:
1). Identification of the student’s specific reading deficiency
2). A description of proposed supplemental instruction services that will target the student’s identified reading deficiencies
3). Opportunities for the student’s parents or guardians to be involved in the instructional services
4). A process to monitor the implementation of the student’s instructional services
5). A reading curriculum during regular schools hours that assists students to read at grade level, provides for reliable assessments, and provides ongoing analysis of each student’s reading progress
Districts must provide a qualified teacher to each student who enters third grade that is on a reading improvement and monitoring plan or who has been retained.
When do the assessments take place?
- Fall Ohio’s State Test for Reading: Oct-Nov
- Spring Ohio’s State Test for Reading: March-April
- Summer Ohio’s State Test for Reading: July
What type of test is given?
- the test is taken online
- the test takes 180 minutes to administer, broken down into two 90 minute sections
- Part 1: reading with one extended writing response
- Part 2: reading with multiple choice and technology questions
What score is required to advance to 4th grade?
- Students will need a sub score of 50 to be proficient (passing) on the assessment. (Includes only Reading portion)
- A scaled score of 700 is also proficient on the assessment. (Includes Reading and Writing)
Can my child advance to 4th grade without being "proficient"?
- Students will need a sub score of at least 45 to be promoted to the 4th grade. (Includes only Reading portion)
- A scaled score of at least 677 will also allow a student to be promoted to the 4th grade. (Includes Reading and Writing)
- Students that meet the promotion scores on the Fall assessment but do not meet the proficient scores will be placed on a RIMP because they are still performing below grade level.
My child just transfered from another school, do they need to test again?
- CCS scores will transfer with the student to other CCS schools.
- If the student already has a RIMP in place, the new school must honor it if the parents want it to continue.
- If the student transfers in with no evidence of completing the reading diagnostic from the previous school, the new school must give the reading diagnostic administered to other students (NWEA/MAP) within 30 days.
Where can I find additional information and resources to support my child?
- In the Custom Search at the top, type in Third Grade Guarantee Family Resources
- Click on the tab titled Students and Families
- CCS Reading & Language Arts K-5 Parent Resource Page
- CCS Reading & Language Arts K-5 Parent Connection Activities