Third Grade Reading Guarantee
Georgine Bowman, Coordinator for State and Federal Programs
Ohio's Third Grade Guarantee ensures that every struggling reader gets the support he or she needs to be able to learn and achieve. It is a support program that spans kindergarten through grade three. Under the guarantee, teachers assess each student's reading skills at the beginning of each school year. If a student is reading below grade level, the school creates a reading improvement plan for the child. That plan includes extra reading help right away and for as long as the child needs it.
External Service Providers
Students who are retained in the third grade due to the Third Grade Reading Guarantee must be offered the opportunity for tutoring from an external service provider.