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 (RIMP), while also providing intensive reading interventions.
The Ohio Department of Education approved diagnostic assessment, IREADY, will identify students as "on-track" or "not on-track"
- On-Track Students who have scored 505 or above on the IREADY will not need a RIMP unless they are shown to not be proficient on the Fall State Reading Test.
- On-Track Students who have a IREADY score BELOW 505 will still need to be monitored on a RIMP
- Not On-Track any student who is not reading at grade level based on previous end-of-year standards’ expectations by September 30th
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD IS OFF 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 IS THE TEST?
- Fall Ohio’s State Test for Reading:
- Spring Ohio’s State Test for Reading:
- Summer Ohio’s State Test for Reading:
CAN MY CHILD GO TO 4TH GRADE WITHOUT BEING PROFICIENT?
- Students will need a sub score of at least 46 to be promoted to the 4th grade. (Includes only Reading portion)
- A scaled score of at least 683 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
- 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