Early Literacy Component


The Early Literacy Component measures reading improvement and proficiency for students in kindergarten through third grade. This component includes three different unrated measures that help provide a more complete picture of early literacy in our schools and districts. The three measures are combined to create a single rating for the Early Literacy Component. 

Proficiency in Third Grade Reading 

This measure reports how many students score proficient or higher on the reading segment of the Third Grade English Language Arts test. It is important to note that this score is separate from reaching overall proficiency on the Third Grade English Language Arts test. 

Promotion to Fourth Grade 

This measure reports the percentage of students in the third grade who were promoted to the fourth grade and were not subject to retention.

Improving K-3 Literacy 

This measure uses two consecutive years of data to evaluate how well schools and districts are doing at providing the supports needed to help struggling readers become on track with their reading. The calculation starts by identifying the number of students who were not on-track (i.e., were not reading at grade level) based on reading diagnostic assessments given at the beginning of the prior school year, or the current school year for 3rd graders. Students scoring not-on-track are required to be placed on a Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan for that school year. The students come back to school the following year, and take another diagnostic. Third graders who remain in the school take the Ohio State Test in the spring. The calculation measures how many students are identified as being on track (i.e., reading at grade level) on that second reading diagnostic assessment or Ohio State Test in 3rd grade.

Technical Documentation and Resources 

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