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2018-2019 English Language Arts Test

Promotion Score Update

The State Board of Education has voted to raise the promotion score of the grade 3 Ohio’s State Test in English Language Arts to 677 for the 2018-2019 school year. Any student who scores 677 or higher on the English language arts scaled score will be eligible for promotion at the end of the year.

In addition, the Ohio Department of Education has set the reading subscore alternative promotion score for the grade 3 English language arts test at 45 for the 2018-2019 school year. Any student who scores 45 or higher on the reading subscore will be eligible for promotion at the end of the year, even if the student scores below 677 on the English language arts test.

2018-2019 Test Windows for Ohio's Grade 3 English Language Arts Test

Fall 2018: Oct. 22-Nov. 2
Spring 2019: March 25-April 26
Summer 2019: July 8-12


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.

Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan Sample Template

The Ohio Department of Education developed a Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan sample template in the fall of 2013. This template has been updated to reflect the feedback received from districts and schools since its release. Districts may opt to use the template and are encouraged to modify the template to meet the needs of their students and communities. Districts are not required to utilize the Department-developed template.

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