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Majority of students have passed Ohio's reading guarantee

Written by  Ohio News Connection
Nearly 90 percent of Ohio third-graders this year managed to master the reading skills they need to be promoted to the fourth grade. Nearly 90 percent of Ohio third-graders this year managed to master the reading skills they need to be promoted to the fourth grade. Photo credit: Rich Mullins

Ohio Dept. of Ed. says 88 percent of third graders earned passing scores


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.

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