K-3 Literacy Component

The K-3 Literacy component looks at how successful the school is at getting struggling readers on track to proficiency in third grade and beyond.


Description

Reading is the foundation for all learning. That is why it is critical to fund and address reading issues for a student as early as possible. K-3 Literacy looks at how successful the school is 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 that 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.

K-3 Literacy Improvement 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

Any school or district that had fewer than 5 percent of its kindergartners reading below grade level at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year will not receive a letter grade for this measure. The minimum range of a C grade will be the prior year’s statewide average value 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.

How is the K-3 Literacy Improvement grade determined?

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

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Last Modified: 9/13/2017 4:07:28 PM