Grade Reading Guarantee
What is it?
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.
How it Works
to the law, students in kindergarten through third grade will be evaluated to
determine if they are reading as well as they should be. If a child appears to
be falling behind in reading, Coventry Local Schools will develop a reading
improvement and monitoring plan. This plan will address each student's unique
reading problems. Teachers and administrators will work closely with parents to
support each child and ensure that the child’s reading is improving.
grade students must meet a minimum score on the state reading test to move on
to the fourth grade (excluding students with special circumstances). This score
must be attained either in the fall or spring administration of the state
How it Helps
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.
What can you do?
addition to the work and support taking place at school, we believe that
families can play a vital role in helping young children learn to
read. Therefore, we encourage you to set aside 15 minutes every day to
read with your child. In addition, we hope that you will visit the local
library and provide opportunities for your child to observe you as a reader.