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.
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.
Video: Update on the Third Grade Guarantee from the Statewide Education Conference – 10-28-2013