Improving At-Risk K-3 Readers Component

The Improving At-Risk K-3 Readers component looks at how successful the school is at getting struggling readers on track to proficiency in third grade and beyond. Third Grade Reading Guarantee Promotion rate information also is found here.


Description

Reading is the foundation for all learning. Improving At-Risk K-3 Readers (formerly known as K-3 Literacy Improvement) looks at how successful the school and district are at getting struggling readers on track to proficiency in third grade and beyond.

The measure and component relate to Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee, which aims to make sure all students are reading at grade level by the end of third grade. The guarantee drives attention to students from kindergarten through third grade who are struggling readers and makes sure they get the help they need to succeed in reading. Through this initiative, districts and schools diagnose reading issues, create individualized reading improvement and monitoring plans, and provide intensive reading interventions.

Improving At-Risk K-3 Readers uses results from two assessments: a reading diagnostic given to all students in kindergarten through grade 3 at the beginning of the school year and Ohio’s state third grade English language arts test given to third-graders twice during the school year.

Technical Fact

A-F Rating

State law requires the grade for the measure to be based on the prior year’s state average.
Score Letter Grade
78.3% - 100% A
56.6% - 78.2% B
34.9% - 56.5% C
13.2% - 34.8% D
Less than 13.1% F

Any school or district that had fewer than 5 percent of its kindergartners reading below grade level at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year will not receive a letter grade for this measure. Students who do not score Proficient or higher on the state’s third grade English language arts test and are not receiving services through a reading improvement and monitoring plan are deducted from a district’s or school’s score.

The grades for this measure and component are based on the percentage of students in each of the following situations:

  • Students who were not on track in reading last year in kindergarten and now are on track in first grade;
  • Students who were not on track in reading last year in first grade and now are on track in second grade;
  • Students who were not on track in reading last year in second grade and now are on track in third grade; and
  • Students who were not on track in reading last year at the beginning of third grade who scored “Proficient” on Ohio’s third grade English language arts test.

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Last Modified: 9/11/2018 10:02:49 AM