Ohio is working hard to make sure that all young children get the basic reading skills they need to be successful in school now and in higher grades.
State law requires all school districts to develop and use a student acceleration policy. This law allows a district committee to place a student in a higher level than is typical, given the student’s age.
The K-3 Literacy Measure will appear on Ohio’s A-F Report Card in 2014. This grade answers the question—are more students learning to read in Kindergarten through third grade? The 2014 report card will report some results. The 2015 report card will display one grade for Kindergarten through Grade 3.
Understanding a child’s learning and development is critical to both families and educators. In this and previous school years, children took the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment - Literacy (KRA-L) when entering school. In fall 2014, Ohio’s New Kindergarten Readiness Assessment will replace KRA-L.
Ohio is among a growing number of states looking to institute a sea change in the way their early childhood systems are judged and funded as well as how their youngest students are tested.