Third Grade Reading Guarantee Teacher Resources
Third Grade Reading Guarantee Promotion
Criteria Changes for 2021-2022
Emergency Legislation Changes the Third Grade Reading Guarantee Promotion Criteria for 2021-2022
Governor DeWine signed Senate Bill 229 of the 134th General Assembly on December 14, 2021. The following emergency clause takes place immediately.
Retention Criteria for the 2021-2022 School Year
No school district, community school, STEM school and no chartered nonpublic schools subject to ORC 3301.163 can retain a student in the third grade based solely on a student's academic performance in reading in the 2021-2022 school year unless the principal and reading teacher, in consultation with the student’s parent or guardian, agree the student is reading below grade level and is not prepared for 4th grade.
Parental Consultation in Promotion Decisions
For the 2021-2022 school year, if a third-grade student's academic performance in reading in the 2021-2022 school year is below grade level but the student's building principal and reading teacher, in consultation with the student’s parent or guardian, agree that the student is prepared to be promoted to the fourth grade, the student may be promoted.
However, if the principal of the school building in which a student is enrolled and the student's reading teacher, in consultation with the student’s parent or guardian, agree that the student is reading below grade level and is not prepared to be promoted to the fourth grade, a student in the third grade may be retained.
Parental Notification of Remediation Plan
For the 2021-2022 school year, each school district, community school, STEM school and each chartered nonpublic school subject to ORC 3301.163 must notify the parent or guardian of each student who achieves a scaled score below 683 on spring's Ohio State Test for grade 3 English Language Arts and describe the district's or school's remediation plan to improve the student's academic performance in reading.
Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan (RIMP) Intervention Video Series
Teachers in Split Classrooms
Properly licensed teachers for students retained in third grade and placed in Grades 3-4 split classrooms - This guidance explains the various types of credentials that qualify an educator under the law to teach these split classes.
Formative Instructional Practices (FIP) Resources
Formative instructional practices (FIP) are the formal and informal ways that teachers and students gather and respond to evidence of learning. There are four core components of FIP: clear learning targets, collecting and documenting evidence, student ownership, and effective feedback. Research shows that integrating these components into daily practice can increase student learning and teacher effectiveness.
Teacher Qualification Requirements
Third Grade Reading Guarantee Teacher Qualification Requirements
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