Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee is a program to identify students 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 the third grade. The legislation states that students who enter third grade in the 2013-2014 school year or after must attain the appropriate level of reading competency before advancing to the fourth grade. Parents will be notified through the school. Students will receive specific intervention to help meet their instructional needs.
The goal is to have all students reading on grade level. This Q & A sheet has been created in an effort to help families understand this new law and the impact it can have on their child.