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2021-2022 Promotion Score Update

The State Board of Education has voted to set the promotion score of the grade 3 Ohio’s State Test in English Language Arts at 683 for the 2021-2022 school year. Any student who scores 683 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 46 for the 2021-2022 school year. Any student who scores 46 or higher on the reading subscore will be eligible for promotion at the end of the year, even if the student scores below 683 on the English language arts test.

2021-2022 Test Windows for Ohio's Grade 3 English Language Arts Test

FALL TEST WINDOWS 2021

  • Grade 3 English language arts – Five consecutive school days, including makeups, within the Oct. 18 to Nov.5 window.

SPRING TEST WINDOWS 2022

School districts select 15 consecutive school days, including makeups, within each test window.
  • English language arts - March 14, 2022 - April 15, 2022

SUMMER TEST WINDOWS 2022 (OPTIONAL)

  • Grade 3 English language arts – June 27 – July 1, 2022


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 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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Last Modified: 9/21/2021 10:13:56 AM