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.
Last Modified: 10/21/2016 2:55:09 PM