How Ohio’s “Reading” Cut Score Got Set to Determine Who Will Repeat Third Grade
Thanks to Ohio’s Plunderbund blog, we now know how the decision was made to determine how Ohio’s Third Grade Guarantee will work. This is Governor John Kasich’s plan to require all children reading below grade level at the end of third grade to repeat third grade—to flunk. This year, the 2013-2014 school year, is the crucial first year of this program. It is estimated that 10,000 children will repeat third grade in Ohio next fall.