In the Fall, all students Kindergarten - 3rd grade, are required to take a reading diagnostic assessment to determine if they are on track or not on track to read on grade level by the end of 3rd grade.
Kindergarten students are given the KRA-R assessment. It is comprised of 4 domains: Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Social Foundations and Physical Well-Being & Motor Skills. The Language and Literacy Domain is used to determine if they are on track. All domains need to be completed and data entered into the KReady system by November 1st.
Kindergarten students are also administered the i-Ready Diagnostic to establish their learning path way for the year. This assessment must be completed by September 30th.
New students received after Nov. 1st will use i-Ready as their ODE Reading Diagnostic Assessment. This must be administered within 30 days of their enrollment.
Retained Kindergarten students and 1st-3rd grade students are given the i-Ready to determine if they are on track. This assessment should be completed by September 30th.
3rd Grade Mid Year RIMP Creation
For each student who is not on track, schools must:
Administer any necessary informal or formal diagnostic assessment to determine the needs of the student
Immediately provide reading instruction and intervention using research based reading strategies that have been shown to be successful in improving reading among low-performing readers and are targeted at the student’s identified reading deficiency
Create a Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan (RIMP), within 60 calendar days of when the student was designated not on track.
A plan must include:
Identification of the student’s specific reading deficiency
A description of proposed supplemental instruction services that will target the student’s identified reading deficiencies
Opportunities for the student’s parents or guardians to be involved in creating the plan and in the instructional supports provided
A process to monitor the implementation of the student’s instructional services
During the 2020-2021 school year only, no district, community school, STEM school or chartered nonpublic school shall retain a student in the third grade who does not meet the promotion score of 683 on the Ohio’s State Test for grade 3 English language arts if the student's principal and reading teacher agree that other evaluations of the student's skills in reading demonstrate the student is academically prepared to be promoted to the fourth grade. This provision applies to students who are in third grade for the 2020-2021 school year and would be enrolling in the fourth grade for the 2021-2022 school year, unless retained
A reading curriculum during regular school hours that assists students to read at grade level and provides for reliable tests and ongoing analysis of each student’s reading progress