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Parent Informational Presentation
on the
Third Grade Reading Guarantee
November 7, 2012
Campus Elementary School Cafeteria
6:00 – 7:00 PM
What is the Purpose of the Meeting?
• To introduce the Third Grade Reading
Guarantee and go over the elements of the
• To solicit parent – home – school support
for the students.
• To share what Streetsboro City Schools is
doing to support this guarantee and
provide reading intervention for our
3rd Grade Guarantee Goal:
Ensuring that All Students Can Read
What is the “Third Grade Reading
ORC 3313.608 (B)(1) “requires all public
school districts and community schools to
administer a reading diagnostic
assessment to all students in grades K-3 by
September 30 each year, starting in the
2012-2013 school year.”
Who does this affect?
• All students grades K-3 will be affected.
• Students are tested by Sept 30th each year and
tracked throughout the year.
• Targeted students who are not “on track” in the
area of reading will be identified and parent
notification is required.
• School District Boards of Education must adopt
board policies and procedures for assessing the
reading skills of each student in grades K-3 by
September 30 each year starting this school year.
What will take place?
• For students who are identified as not “on track”,
the following will take place:
1. Begin reading intervention immediately using
research based reading strategies for specific
areas of weakness,
2. Develop a reading improvement and monitoring
plan within 60 days of identification,
3. Parents will be notified.
What is a “Reading Improvement and
Monitoring Plan [RIMP]?”
Early Reading Intervention
Students are
more likely to
stay in school
Intensive Reading Intervention
• Provide an “altered instructional day” where
assessment data is used to determine which research
based reading strategies will be used to improve the
identified area of weakness.
• Interventions must include “intensive, explicit, and
systematic instruction.”
• Interventions may include small group instruction,
reduced teacher/student ratios, more frequent
progress monitoring, tutoring/mentoring, after school
reading camps.
OAA Cut Scores
OAA cut scores for retention triggered by the
Third Grade Reading Guarantee are:
• 390 for the 2012-2013 school year
• 392 for the 2013-2014 school year
A student must reach 390 on either the Fall
or Spring Administration on the Grade 3
Reading OAA.
Third Grade Reading Guarantee
For the 2012-2013 school year, districts may do the
following with students not reaching the designated
score of 390 on the third grade reading OAA:
• Promote the student to the fourth grade if the
principal and student’s reading teacher agree that
the student is academically prepared for grade
four based on another evaluation of reading skill.
• Promote the student to the fourth grade, but
continue to provide intensive intervention
services in grade four.
• Retain the student in the third grade.
Starting the 2013-14 school year, all students scoring below the
designated level of 392 on the 3rd grade reading OAA MUST be
retained, except for the following:
1. Limited English Proficient Students who have been enrolled
in U.S. schools for less than two full school years AND have
had less than two years of instruction in an ESL program.
2. Special Education Students IF their IEP exempts them from
retention under the third grade guarantee.
3. Students who demonstrate reading competency on an
alternative reading assessment approved by ODE.
4. Any student who has received intensive remediation for 2
years AND was previously retained in K-3 AND still has
reading deficiencies. This student must continue to receive
intensive reading instruction in 4th grade.
• Students who are retained MUST have a high performing
teacher as determined by the teacher’s student
performance data or performance reviews.
• District will need a policy for students to move on to 4th
grade any time they demonstrate proficiency in reading,
including the summer before 4th grade and in the middle of
the year.
• After being retained, interventions MUST include at least
90 minutes of reading daily.
• Intense remediation services will occur UNTIL the student
is reading at grade level.
Reporting Requirements
• Districts will be required to report the number of
students on an RIMP each year and the type of
interventions used by the end of the 2012-13 school
• Districts must report results of K-3 diagnostic
assessments in reading to ODE.
• ODE then will issue an annual report showing by
district and by school building the number and % of
students performing below grade level in reading,
the types of intervention services provided, and
evaluation of those intervention services.
Other Interesting Information
No Additional Funds
$13 million has been set aside to create grants to
help districts with the additional fiscal cost of
implementing the third grade reading
All applications must be submitted to ODE by
December 31, 2012.
Grant applications will receive priority if they utilize
public-private partnerships or involve
collaboration with educational service centers,
other districts or local entities.
ODE Guidance
•ODE will provide guidance on the alternative reading
assessment in addition to the state test by spring of
•ODE will provide guidance on the intervention and
intensive reading instruction by spring 2013 – they
haven’t specifically told us what to do yet for
•ODE will develop the RIMP template and release it in
2013-14, one year after we are required to have it in
place. We will have to temporarily develop our own and
then determine whether to continue using that or the
state designed plan.
ODE Website Updates
“The more you
read, the more
things you will
know. The
more that you
learn, the
more places
you'll go.”
- Dr. Seuss
Thank You Huron City Schools