Para - pros include: Mrs. Watt, Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Gundlach
You should have received your child's 3rd grade state test scores from October. In the letter I explained what the test scores meant in regards to retention or promotion to 4th grade. Since the letter was sent Ohio legislation was passed which states that students in 3rd grade may NOT be retained solely on their state test scores. It will be the decision of the parents, teacher, and building principal on whether or not we feel the child is prepared for 4th grade. State test scores can be taken into consideration but they CANNOT be the sole determining factor in retention. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Mr. Hermes.
Please make sure to check your child's take home folder each day. There is a behavior chart in the back that will tell you how their day went! **All third grade students use an agenda book to write down assignments and tests. They also have an orange folder that contains notes, graded papers and homework sheets. Both of these items are used in place of progress book postings. These tools help with becoming more independent and becoming prepared for the middle school. If you have any questions, teacher's contact information can be found in your child's orange folder.
Third Grade Reading Guarantee sets school careers on track at Edison Elementary School. The guarantee’s purpose is to help us find out which of our K-3 students are struggling to learn to read. We do this by assessing every student’s reading ability at the beginning of each of these grades. Once we know a child is not reading at the level needed for their grade and why, we can give them the right help to catch up.
Why do we need a reading guarantee? Reading is the key to so much of what our children learn in school. Studies have shown that when a child does not read well by the end of grade 3, learning in every grade after will be difficult. This can lead to failure and even dropping out of school.
The State Board of Education has voted to raise the promotion score of the grade 3 Ohio State Test in English Language Arts to 683 for the 2019-2020 school year. Any student who scores 683 or higher on the English language arts scaled score will be eligible for promotion at the end of the year.
The Ohio Department of Education also has set the reading sub-score alternative promotion score for the grade 3 English language arts test at 46 for the 2019-2020 school year. Any student who scores 46 or higher on the reading sub-score will be eligible for promotion at the end of the year, even if the student scores below 683 on the English language arts test.To learn more about the Third Grade Reading Guarantee and how we work with our struggling readers, contact Mr. Hermes or your child´s Reading teacher.