Third Grade Reading Guarantee News

Ohio Department of Education Topic News


2015-2016 English Language Arts Test Update

The Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA) will no longer be administered. Ohio’s state test in grade 3 English language arts replaces the third grade reading OAA and will meet the requirements of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Additional information regarding cut scores will be forthcoming.


Guidance on Student Participation in State Tests

Many districts are receiving communication from families refusing their children’s participation in state tests this spring. The department encourages schools to talk with families about their concerns regarding testing.


Get involved in developing statewide early childhood assessments

Would you like to be involved in the development of early childhood assessments? 


List of Research-Based Reading Instruction Programs 2014-2015

As part of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee, the Ohio Department of Education is required to ensure all approved Research-Based Reading Instruction Programs align with the State Board’s reading competencies. The department reviewed these programs and has released the official list of Research-Based Reading Instruction Programs for the 2014-2015 school year.


Beach Bags offer Fun Reading Activities for Summer

Beach Bags give parents an easy way to keep their children's reading skills sharp with fun summer activities arranged around five themes...