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1 Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee How can we guarantee our student's success? Presented by Gayle Schmuhl School Library/Media Specialist District Library Chair Berea City Schools

2 So let’s collaborate and come up with ideas, suggestions, thoughts on reading promotion, collection development and co-teaching reading for the 3 rd grade reading guarantee? Go to TodaysMeet.com to contribute your idea -- remember there is a lot of brain power in this room Ideas collected will be posted on the NCC website for everyone to use Collect ideas and information on pinterest.com and pin to my board Ohio Third grade reading guarantee View/contribute to Evernote Notebook “Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee” at

3 What is the Ohio third grade reading guarantee? Video available from ODE website at 7608&Content=137608

4 What is the Ohio third grade reading guarantee? Video from Ohio Department of Education at tes/Pages/ODE/ODEDetail.aspx?page =3&TopicRelationID=5&ContentID= &Content=  Senate Bill 316 states, “All third graders must demonstrate a certain level of competency, set by the state department of education, in reading before advancing to the fourth grade..”  Exceptions for students with disabilities and English Language Learners  State Board of Education established a score of 390 or above in 2013 on the OAA as passing and 392 or higher on same test in 2014

5 What is required by schools regarding the Ohio third grade reading guarantee? According to the Ohio Resource Center website at: The law requires schools to:  Assess the reading abilities of all students in grades K–3 beginning with the 2012–2013 school year by September 30, 2012  Develop reading improvement and monitoring plans for all students who are reading below grade level  Provide research-based reading interventions to meet students' specific reading difficulties Students entering third grade in 2013–2014 may be held back at the end of third grade if they are not reading on grade level.

6 What score is required by a 3 rd grader to be promoted to 4 th grade? Score required to be promoted to the 4 th grade next year

7 What recent changes have occurred with the third grade reading guarantee? Bill Summary of SB 21 – changes (Changes are not yet law. These still need to go through the House of Representatives.)  Provides for the retention of a third-grade student who does not attain on the third- grade reading achievement assessment a score in the range prescribed by the State Board of Education (as under current law) or at least the "equivalent level of achievement" as determined by the Department of Education.  Exempts from the annual diagnostic assessment students with significant cognitive disabilities or other disabilities as authorized by the Department of Education.  Removes the requirement that reading teachers under the third-grade reading guarantee must have been actively engaged in the reading instruction of students for the previous three years.  Makes other changes in the criteria for qualifying as a teacher to provide services under the third-grade reading guarantee. The bill prescribes that if a teacher is "an effective reading instructor, as determined by criteria established by the Department," that teacher may provide reading guarantee services for the school year and beyond.

8 What recent changes have occurred with the third grade reading guarantee?  Strikes the following language from HB 555:Value added rating, 3 year previous of teaching reading, hold a reading endorsement, and requiring a passing score on assessment for endorsement.  Removes the requirement that a waiver from the third-grade reading guarantee teacher qualification criteria for the school year is subject to approval by the Department of Education.  Declares an emergency so it goes into effect immediately or on March 22, Ohio House of Representatives. Digital image. Cleveland.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Mar

9 What other states have a reading guarantee? Iowa and Wisconsin are states with recent literacy focused legislations: Iowa -- SF 2284  Schools must assess kindergarten readiness of every 4 year old  All K- 3 students tested every school year with struggling readers offered intensive remedial reading instruction  Parents of students who fall behind can opt for child to repeat grade or enroll them in an intensive summer reading program Wisconsin -- SB 461  Funds for a universal kindergarten screener  Teachers must pass a more rigorous licensure test  Creates a new system for tracking the performance of instructors from different teacher-preparatory programs.

10 What happened in Florida with its 3 rd grade reading guarantee began in 2002?  1 st year more than 30% of Florida’s 3 rd graders were at risk of retention but within two years this percentage cut by 50%  Florida’s scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress improved faster than national average and now those 4 th graders NAEP reading scores have increased 11 points since 2002 Here’s a few of the statistics: ("Data: Comparing Reading Performance in Ohio to Florida in Third Grade Reading Guarantee Debate")

11 How does Ohio compare with Florida?  In Florida’s 4 th graders behind in reading to those in Ohio or the nation  By Florida’s 4 th graders had caught up to those in Ohio and the nation but now outperformed them yet  By A greater percentage of Florida’s low-income 4 th graders had become proficient in reading – Ohio’s same low-income students stayed about the same In comparison to Ohio: ("Data: Comparing Reading Performance in Ohio to Florida in Third Grade Reading Guarantee Debate")

12 How can school librarians help support the third grade reading guarantee? Reading Promotion Technology Support Partner with classroom teachers to teach reading

13 How can promoting reading help support the third grade reading guarantee? The ABC’s of Reading Promotion A llow for a variety of experiences to expand a child’s background knowledge and vocabulary B e ready to provide reader’s advisory services students and teachers C reate a reading culture in your school library Dorr, Christina H. How Can Teachers and Librarians Partner to Support the Third Grade Guarantee? N.p.: Ohio Resource Center, Dec PDF.

14 How can school librarians provide technology support for the third grade reading guarantee? Look for WEB 2.0 tools and Tablet Apps to support literacy Focus on electronic resources including INFOHIO that can help promote literacy skills Make available different types of media including e-books, audio books, video, e-readers Dorr, Christina H. How Can Teachers and Librarians Partner to Support the Third Grade Guarantee? N.p.: Ohio Resource Center, Dec PDF.

15 Integrating Reading and Technology Ideas From AASL  Create your own modern day fairy tale, myth or fable – podcasts or blog  Blogs for reader’s response to a prompt or classroom connection  Continue classroom discussions online on blog or wiki  Teach sequencing with putting pictures from Flickr in order on VoiceThread or SlideShare  Teach setting with Google Earth  Create book trailer videos as an alternative to traditional book reports How can school librarians provide technology support for the third grade reading guarantee? "School Librarian's Role in Reading Toolkit." American Library Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Mar

16  Digital storytelling using various online tools (Animoto, VoiceThread)  Online reading circles or literature discussion groups using blogs or wikis  Wikis to publish a class newspaper  Blogs of keep a journal or respond to current events they have read  Create podcasts of book character interviews  Students read, write and record a podcast of original poetry  Students create book review podcast How can school librarians provide technology support for the third grade reading guarantee? "School Librarian's Role in Reading Toolkit." American Library Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Mar

17  Get students excited about reading when they follow KidderLit on Twitter. Everyday they post the first line of a young adult or children's book. The trick is that they don't tell you what the book is or who the author is. A research project perhaps or a challenge between groups, classes or schools? You can also limit the age groups and/or genre of the books that are chosen.  Have students develop messages as historic or fictional characters might have communicated in 140 character tweets - "Historical Tweets"  Create an account that only students access and use it to recommend books. Keep kids reading through the summer. Students will need to be creative in "hooking" their peers to read in only 140 characters.  A new spin on the old cumulative story. Start with you posting a story starter and then use TwitterFall to have students add their part to it. How can school librarians provide technology support for the third grade reading guarantee? "School Librarian's Role in Reading Toolkit." American Library Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Mar

18 How can school librarians provide technology support for the third grade reading guarantee?

19 How can we co-teach reading with our fellow teachers? Teaching literature and informational text standards Guiding students through inquiry and writing standards Modeling reading strategies Dorr, Christina H. How Can Teachers and Librarians Partner to Support the Third Grade Guarantee? N.p.: Ohio Resource Center, Dec PDF.

20 Do you have any questions, comments? THE END


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