The 3rd grade reading guarantee can be scary to many parents who have a child entering the 3rd grade this coming fall. So what is the 3rd grade guarantee? According to the Ohio Department of Education, http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Early-Learning/Third-Grade-Reading-Guarantee, the 3rd grade reading guarantee simply states that a student leaving the 3rd grade is reading at a 3rd grade level. Why must they have such a scary test? This test is important in the fact that up to 3rd grade, we LEARN to READ, but after 3rd grade, we READ to LEARN! The Stretch & Catch Reading Center https://www.facebook.com/stretchandcatchreadingcenter/ is helping students pass the 3rd grade guarantee by using the Stretch & Catch Method as a tactile approach to identifying patterns within the words.
Statistics show that students who do not read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave high school without a diploma than proficient readers. This makes it very important for parents to make sure their child is reading at grade level.