• 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. 22 - Nov. 2, 2018
    • Spring Ohio’s State Test for Reading: March 25- April 26, 2019
    • Summer Ohio’s State Test for Reading: July 8-12, 2019


    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?