The following is an excerpt from "EdConnection", a newsletter from ODE regarding third grade reading Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA) and Third Grade Reading Guarantee:

With the Ohio Achievement Assessments for third-grade reading just completed, many parents of struggling readers may be wondering how the Third Grade Reading Guarantee will affect their child. Your school will be working throughout the school year and the summer, if necessary, to get their struggling readers on track. It’s understandable that parents could be anxious, and we want them to know that we care about and have a plan for their child’s well-being. The Ohio Department of Education’s three-minute Third Grade Reading Guarantee video can be a great resource, because it explains the intensive help each child will receive and why early reading is so important.