Ohio's reading guarantee means more third-graders held back this year

They'll finish reading program before moving on

COLUMBUS – COLUMBUS – Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee goes into full force this fall with strong backing from the Kasich administration but misgivings from a lot of parents and teachers.

Last fall, nearly all third graders in Ohio were required to take the state reading test and score a 392 or higher to advance to fourth grade.

Those who scored lower were required to retake the test last spring.

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