According to the Ohio Department of Education:
Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee is a program to identify students from kindergarten through grade 3 that are behind in reading. Schools will provide help and support to make sure students are on track for reading success by the end of third grade. The department provides policy guidance, instructional tools, and resources on the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.
The Ohio Department of Education created a guidance manual to help school districts, community schools, and chartered nonpublic schools understand the requirements of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.
Promotional Score Raised
In addition, the Ohio Department of Education has set the reading subscore alternative promotion score for the grade 3 English language arts test at 45 for the 2018-2019 school year. Any student who scores 45 or higher on the reading subscore will be eligible for promotion at the end of the year, even if the student scores below 677 on the English language arts test.
The State Board of Education has voted to raise the promotion score of the grade 3 Ohio’s State Test in English Language Arts to 677 for the 2018-2019 school year. Any student who scores 677 or higher on the English language arts scaled score will be eligible for promotion at the end of the year.