The Third Grade Reading Guarantee (TGRG) is a method to identify students in grades kindergarten through third grade who are behind in reading. Third grade students at Greenville Elementary initially took the two-part Ohio Grade 3 English Language Arts test on October 27 and October 28, 2021. This test is designed to measure whether students meet the requirements of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee for promotion to fourth grade. For 2021-2022, Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee score expectations remained unchanged from the previous two school years. Currently, the mandate indicates that third grade students meet a minimum passing score of 46 (or a scaled score of 683) on the state reading assessment. This cut-score was pre-determined by the Ohio Department of Education, and it should be noted is one point higher than the required score during the 2018-2019 school year.
A second administration of the Ohio Grade 3 English Language Arts assessment will occur in late March 2022. In order to prepare for the up-coming, state-wide, on-line assessment, the third grade students have been receiving forty minutes of technology/keyboarding instruction a week in addition to their daily language arts instruction. Additionally, within the classrooms, students are utilizing their iPads for reading of skill level appropriate books, vocabulary remediation, and spelling practice. This also helps students with practicing technology and keyboarding skills which are utilized during testing.