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.
Other Guidance Documents
2015-2016 English Language Arts Test (Updated February 1, 2016)
Grade 3 English language arts test FAQ (updated February 2016)
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.
The grade 3 reading subscore will be used for the purposes of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. For the 2015-2016 school year, the Third Grade Reading Guarantee promotion score is 42. Any student who scores 42 or higher on the reading subscore will be eligible for promotion at the end of the year.
Information on the grade 3 English language arts performance level descriptors is available here.
Information on the spring administration of the grade 3 English language arts test is available here.
Please note, when planning accessibility features and accommodations for state testing, Ohio’s accessibility and accommodations policies apply for all new state tests.
2016-2017 Test Windows for Ohio's grade 3 English language arts test
Summer 2016: July 11-15. The summer administration of the grade 3 English language arts test is optional.
Fall 2016: November 7-18
Spring 2017: March 13-April 14
Information on the 2016-2017 test windows for all Ohio State Tests is available here.
Last Modified: 6/2/2016 9:27:25 AM