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Third Grade Reading Guarantee

By law, Westerville City Schools and all other public school districts in the State of Ohio must comply with the requirements of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.  The Third Grade Reading Guarantee ensures that no student progresses to the fourth grade without being able to read on grade level.

  • Click here to view the letter that was sent home to all students in Kindergarten and Grades 1-3 in October explaining the law and the expectations for school districts, schools, and students.
  • Click here for more information from the Ohio Department of Education regarding the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.
  • Click here for an Application for External Service Providers.
    The district seeks to solicit applications to develop a list of APPROVED external service providers that can provide interventions, supports and resources for areas in the district with students not on track or not proficient.

If you have questions regarding the Third Grade Reading Guarantee and how the law impacts your child, please contact your child’s teacher and/or building principal.