K-3 Literacy Component

The K-3 Literacy component shows one thing: how well your school and district are working with struggling readers in kindergarten through grade 3.


What’s new this year?

Last year, your school and district received a letter grade ranging from A-F on the K-3 Literacy Improvement measure of the report card but not the larger component that contains the measure. This year, the state gave a letter grade to the component, too. Since there is only one measure for K-3 Literacy Improvement, the component grade is the same grade as the measure grade. 

How is the K-3 Literacy Improvement grade determined?

Schools and districts that had 5 percent or more of kindergarteners reading below grade level at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year receive K-3 Literacy grades on the Ohio School Report Cards. Schools with fewer than 5 percent of struggling readers in kindergarten do not receive these grades. 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. 

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: 5/10/2017 11:29:25 AM