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Guidance Manual

Third Grade Reading Guarantee Guidance Manual

The Ohio Department of Education created this guidance manual to help school districts, community schools, and chartered nonpublic schools understand the requirements of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Please note that there may be periodic updates to this guidance document as new issues arise – districts and schools should check the website frequently.

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2015-2016 English Language Arts Test Update

Grade 3 English language arts test FAQ

The Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA) will no longer be administered. Ohio’s state test in grade 3 English language arts replaces the third grade reading OAA and will meet the requirements of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Additional information regarding cut scores will be forthcoming.

This fall, Ohio will administer the third grade English language arts test from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11. Districts are to select five consecutive days during that window for the test. For information on the spring administration, see the schedule information available here.

Please note, when planning accessibility features and accommodations for state testing, Ohio’s new accessibility and accommodations policies will apply for all new state tests.

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Last Modified: 11/17/2015 9:00:46 AM