95% of Ohio 3rd-graders pass reading standards

Published: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 5:46 PM
Updated: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 5:46 PM

THIRD-GRADE READING GUARANTEE RESULTS
These results show what percentage of third-grade students passed the state reading test last year, qualifying them to advance to fourth grade this year. Statewide, 95.8 percent of students met the promotion threshold on the test.
District Name County # Third graders enrolled at end of school year and accountable to district % Exempt from being retained in third grade # Students subject to retention or promotion based on test % Met promotion threshold on reading test % Did not meet promotion threshold
MONTGOMERY
Vandalia-Butler City Montgomery 196 4.6% 187 100.0% 0.0%
Oakwood City Montgomery 138 0.7% 137 100.0% 0.0%
Brookville Local Montgomery 93 1.1% 92 100.0% 0.0%
New Lebanon Local Montgomery 84 1.2% 83 100.0% 0.0%
Jefferson Township Local Montgomery 19 5.3% 18 100.0% 0.0%
Miamisburg City Montgomery 421 3.8% 405 99.8% 0.2%
Northmont City Montgomery 370 4.3% 354 99.7% 0.3%
Kettering City Montgomery 570 3.7% 549 99.3% 0.7%
Valley View Local Montgomery 124 5.6% 117 99.1% 0.9%
Centerville City Montgomery 548 2.0% 537 98.5% 1.5%
Huber Heights City Montgomery 418 10.5% 374 94.4% 5.6%
Mad River Local Montgomery 223 4.0% 214 93.0% 7.0%
West Carrollton City Montgomery 289 4.2% 277 92.4% 7.6%
Trotwood-Madison City Montgomery 115 5.2% 109 86.2% 13.8%
Northridge Local Montgomery 117 4.3% 112 85.7% 14.3%
Dayton City Montgomery 970 15.7% 818 83.6% 16.4%
GREENE
Yellow Springs Exempted Village Greene 46 4.3% 44 100.0% 0.0%
Cedar Cliff Local Greene 36 2.8% 35 100.0% 0.0%
Beavercreek City Greene 524 3.1% 508 99.2% 0.8%
Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local Greene 184 3.3% 178 98.9% 1.1%
Xenia Community City Greene 310 8.1% 285 98.2% 1.8%
Greeneview Local Greene 92 2.2% 90 97.8% 2.2%
Fairborn City Greene 330 6.4% 309 96.4% 3.6%
MIAMI
Troy City Miami 289 5.9% 272 100.0% 0.0%
Tipp City Exempted Village Miami 187 4.8% 178 100.0% 0.0%
Milton-Union Exempted Village Miami 113 0.9% 112 100.0% 0.0%
Miami East Local Miami 99 4.0% 95 100.0% 0.0%
Bethel Local Miami 76 0.0% 76 100.0% 0.0%
Newton Local Miami 46 15.2% 39 100.0% 0.0%
Bradford Exempted Village Miami 35 2.9% 34 100.0% 0.0%
Piqua City Miami 283 3.9% 272 99.3% 0.7%
Covington Exempted Village Miami 66 3.0% 64 98.4% 1.6%
WARREN
Wayne Local Warren 102 6.9% 95 100.0% 0.0%
Springboro Community City Warren 428 2.3% 418 99.8% 0.2%
Lebanon City Warren 400 3.5% 386 99.7% 0.3%
Mason City Warren 729 2.3% 712 99.7% 0.3%
Little Miami Local Warren 317 0.6% 315 99.7% 0.3%
Kings Local Warren 274 3.6% 264 99.6% 0.4%
Carlisle Local Warren 116 6.0% 109 99.1% 0.9%
Franklin City Warren 216 9.3% 196 98.0% 2.0%
BUTLER
Talawanda City Butler 181 3.3% 175 100.0% 0.0%
Ross Local Butler 205 2.9% 199 99.5% 0.5%
Lakota Local Butler 1,193 3.4% 1,152 99.5% 0.5%
Madison Local Butler 104 2.9% 101 99.0% 1.0%
Fairfield City Butler 734 5.6% 693 98.8% 1.2%
Hamilton City Butler 717 6.0% 674 97.8% 2.2%
Edgewood City Butler 267 9.7% 241 96.7% 3.3%
Monroe Local Butler 188 5.9% 177 96.6% 3.4%
Middletown City Butler 483 8.7% 441 94.1% 5.9%
New Miami Local Butler 52 3.8% 50 90.0% 10.0%
PREBLE
Preble Shawnee Local Preble 100 7.0% 93 100.0% 0.0%
National Trail Local Preble 81 3.7% 78 100.0% 0.0%
Twin Valley Community Local Preble 56 5.4% 53 100.0% 0.0%
Tri-County North Local Preble 71 0.0% 71 98.6% 1.4%
Eaton Community City Preble 160 3.1% 155 98.1% 1.9%
DARKE
Versailles Exempted Village Darke 94 2.1% 92 100.0% 0.0%
Mississinawa Valley Local Darke 46 17.4% 38 100.0% 0.0%
Franklin Monroe Local Darke 38 2.6% 37 100.0% 0.0%
Arcanum-Butler Local Darke 81 1.2% 80 98.8% 1.3%
Tri-Village Local Darke 69 0.0% 69 98.6% 1.4%
Ansonia Local Darke 59 3.4% 57 98.2% 1.8%
Greenville City Darke 192 7.8% 177 95.5% 4.5%
CHAMPAIGN
West Liberty-Salem Local Champaign 75 5.3% 71 100.0% 0.0%
Mechanicsburg Exempted Village Champaign 59 3.4% 57 100.0% 0.0%
Graham Local Champaign 165 5.5% 156 99.4% 0.6%
Urbana City Champaign 150 11.3% 133 98.5% 1.5%
Triad Local Champaign 64 3.1% 62 96.8% 3.2%
CLARK
Clark-Shawnee Local Clark 125 2.4% 122 100.0% 0.0%
Greenon Local Clark 118 4.2% 113 100.0% 0.0%
Northwestern Local Clark 112 3.6% 108 100.0% 0.0%
Southeastern Local Clark 57 7.0% 53 100.0% 0.0%
Northeastern Local Clark 237 5.5% 224 99.1% 0.9%
Tecumseh Local Clark 189 5.3% 179 97.8% 2.2%
Springfield City Clark 523 11.1% 465 94.8% 5.2%
Source: Ohio Department of Education

More than 95 percent of affected third-graders met Ohio’s new reading test standards last year, qualifying them to be promoted to fourth grade this year, according to full school district data released Wednesday afternoon by the Ohio Department of Education.

ODE officials said the 95.8 percent passage rate is a significant increase from the previous year’s 88.2 percent level. In the Greater Dayton area, 45 of 52 public school districts exceeded the 95.8 percent state passage rate. The results are tied to Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee program.

“We still have work to do, but we can see that the guarantee has been effective,” said Richard Ross, state school superintendent. “I’m proud that our teachers, parents, students and communities worked harder than ever to bring struggling readers up to speed. While these are great results, we need to continue to focus on the approximately 5,000 boys and girls who didn’t meet the threshold last year.”

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Locally, 21 mostly smaller school districts saw every nonexempt student meet the state reading standard. The largest districts in that group were Troy, Vandalia-Butler, Tipp City and Oakwood. Another 22 districts, including many larger suburbs — Springboro, Miamisburg, Northmont, Kettering, Beavercreek, Centerville and Xenia – had more than 98 percent of affected students meet the reading test standard.

The Third Grade Reading Guarantee, which took effect last year, requires Ohio schools to provide intervention for struggling readers starting in kindergarten. Students who are still behind by the end of their third-grade year, as measured on state tests, must remain in third grade, at least in reading class, to improve those skills.

Just over five percent of students statewide were exempt from being retained – certain special education students, English as a Second Language students, and those who had been held back a grade previously.

Three local districts had less than 90 percent of nonexempt students pass the reading test, putting them in the bottom 4 percent of school districts statewide – Dayton (83.6 percent passage), Northridge (85.7) and Trotwood-Madison (86.2).

Among Montgomery County charter schools, DECA Prep and Horizon Science Academy-Dayton were the highest performers, with more than 96 percent of their nonexempt students meeting the state reading standard. Pathway School of Discovery and Miami Valley Academies each saw more than 92 percent of their students pass.

Five charter schools scored below all local public school districts, according to the state-released data – Emerson Academy (79.2 percent passage), STEAM Academy (70.0), Klepinger Community School (67.3), CityDay Community School (50.0) and Dayton Leadership Academies (47.6).

School districts are required to provide retained students with 90 minutes of daily reading instruction from a high-performing reading teacher. ODE officials said they expect many of the retained third-graders to be promoted fourth grade during this school year under a mid-year promotion provision written into the law.

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