Defending the Ohio Reading Guarantee

(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)

Tracy Craft from BAEO, Terry Ryan from Fordham and yours truly from the Foundation for Excellence in Education have teamed up to push back on attacks on Ohio’s reading guarantee policy. Just as a quick reminder of just how radically successful this effort has been in Florida, the chart below shows the trend of students reading at the lowest level of reading achievement (FCAT 1) at the 3rd grade level:

Edited for Clarity

5 Responses to Defending the Ohio Reading Guarantee

  1. says:

    For those of us who aren’t so informed as you, would have been helpful to note that Level 1 of FCAT represents the lowest achievement on a 5-point scale, i.e. “This student has little success with the challenging content of the Sunshine State Standards.” To provide additional context, what percent in the same years were classified as proficient (Level 3 and above)?

  2. boulware1005 says:

    What is “FCAT 1?” Thank you, Greg


  3. Matthew Ladner says:

    Good point Bsels- will edit post.

  4. Greg Forster says:

    The link doesn’t go anywhere.

  5. Matthew Ladner says:

    Ooops- fixed now.

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