COLUMBUS, Ohio -- State leaders say the majority of students, more than 110,000, passed Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee this year.
The preliminary reading scores on the Ohio Achievement Test indicate 88 percent of third-graders earned scores high enough to be promoted to fourth grade. That's up from 63 percent who passed the test in the fall. John Charlton with the Ohio Department of Education says Ohioans can be pleased with the efforts of local districts:
Schools can give students who did not pass two more opportunities to earn a high enough score, either by taking the reading test this summer or using an approved alternative assessment administered by the district. Lawmakers made the reading guarantee law in 2012 to prevent students from moving ahead without having the skills necessary for success in school.