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2017-2018 English Language Arts Test (Updated August 2017)

Grade 3 English language arts test FAQ (updated August 2017)

Ohio’s state test in grade 3 English language arts replaced the third grade reading Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) in the 2015-2016 school year.

The grade 3 English language arts scaled score will be used for the purpose of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. For the 2017-2018 school year, the Third Grade Reading Guarantee promotion score is 672. Any student who scores 672 or higher on the English language arts scaled score 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.

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

2017-2018 Test Windows for Ohio's Grade 3 English Language Arts Test

Fall 2017: Oct. 23-Nov. 3
Spring 2018: March 26-April 27
Summer 2018: July 9-13


Guidance Manual

Third Grade Reading Guarantee Guidance Manual (updated August 2017)

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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