Nearly nine in 10 Ohio third graders meet reading goal

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The state says nearly nine of 10 Ohio third-graders met new reading targets and can move onto the fourth grade after follow-up testing.

Students can be held back if they don’t meet the literacy goals under the state’s new Third Grade Reading Guarantee.

The Department of Education said Tuesday more than 110,000 third-graders or 88 percent of the total have earned the necessary score in testing in October or May.

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