By: Bret Buganski
CINCINNATI — An Ohio House Bill looks to end the state’s ‘Third Grade Reading Guarantee,’ which requires third graders to pass a reading test in order to move on to the fourth grade.
Some who support this bill said the law had unintended consequences.
“The problem with the whole law is that it doesn’t work, it takes decision making, important decision-making responsibilities out of the hands of parents and educators,” said Scott DiMauro, president of the Ohio Education Association. “It really puts all of the focus on a single test score, when what we really need with students is a well-rounded approach.”
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