Scantron Supports Assessments For Ohio's 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee
Scantron is a proud sponsor of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators!
The Ohio State Department of Education provides a list of approved assessments that can be used to identify students in grades K–3 who are behind in reading. Schools can use results from their chosen assessment to provide help and support that gets struggling students back on track by the end of the third grade.
Learn more about Ohio’s Approved Assessments for 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee. See Scantron’s Summary here.
Scantron’s Performance Series Reading test, including Reading Foundations for grades K–2, is identified as an approved assessment to identify a students’ current reading grade level estimate, provide suggested next steps and challenges, and demonstrate growth over time.
Performance Series is a research-based, criterion-referenced computer-adaptive test that lets K–12 educators quickly pinpoint the instructional level of students across a range of subjects (including but not limited to Reading), capture immediate results, and produce standards-based reports including suggested learning objectives on a scaled score. In addition, subsequent administrations of the test at specified testing intervals demonstrate growth in a subject and against standards.
Performance Series enables educators to identify the proficiency levels of students corresponding to state-specific standards, measure growth, understand student performance in relation to others, inform instruction, help with placement, and provide direct links to several teaching and learning resources such as Lexile, Edgenuity, Classworks, and others.
The Reading portion of Performance Series assesses students’ abilities to read passages similar to those they read in schools or in outside books, providing an authentic context for comprehension. In addition to student scores, the results provide a norm-referenced national measure. Items are developed at specific cognitive complexity levels to help ensure appropriate depth-of-knowledge consistency.
Learn more about what Performance Series offers Ohio educators.
“We’re seeing an influx of Hispanic students. [Scantron’s Matemáticas en Español test] helps us ensure that their Math scores reflect their understanding of Math, not English.”
“I get instant information—just zap! Grade level estimate? Zap! Comparison to national norm group? Zap! I plug [the student profile] in [to the IEP], I read it, and I’m done. It gives us everything we need. I’m able to individualize more and more now that I can easily see the strengths the student has to build on. Scantron touched it all—there was very little that was not already provided.”
“When you’re properly placing students and not frustrating them, you see accelerated results. Many of these students arrive with little or no formal records. Having a method like Scantron to acquire baseline data ensures we can match students to the right instructor and curriculum so they can succeed.”
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How Scantron Can Help
Provides on-grade testing for specific grade-level achievement measures with customizable performance bands and cut scores; items aligned to state standards.
Displays test scores from a variety of sources in interactive dashboards for overall and population group view.
Progress (Other Academic Indicator)
Provides computer-adaptive testing on a scaled score for grade-level-independent results; tracks growth over time against subject scoring scale; results aligned to state standards; includes skill-level next steps to aid in closing achievement gaps.
Shows changes in scores over time from a variety of test score sources; Early Warning System supports customizable thresholds and at-risk indicators.
Connects Student Information System data in real-time; shows graduation rate year over year.
Progress in Achieving English Language Proficiency
Provides standards-based Reading and ELA computer-adaptive test; customizable performance bands and cut scores.
Aggregates data to view ELL students test scores at a glance; Early Warning System supports customizable thresholds and at-risk indicators.
School Quality Indicators
Shows absenteeism and effect on student achievement in dynamic dashboards; Early Warning System supports customizable thresholds and at-risk indicators.
Measures student engagement and school climate to discover underlying causes.
Prepared for Success
Provides development and administration of tests aimed specifically at graduation standards in any subject, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and industry certifications; Assessment Development and Psychometrics experts available to develop these exams as needed; ACT WorkKeys and SAT or ACT Practice Test scoring solutions available.
Shows grades, scores, and other student data in the College & Career Readiness dashboard, including ACT, SAT, AP, IB, and CTE.
Shows grade-level proficiency, then provides Suggested Learning Objectives report to discover and remediate underlying issues; includes skill-level next steps to aid in closing achievement gaps.
Performance band reports show current status and progress instantly; aggregates data to view test scores for specific grades and cohorts at a glance; Early Warning System supports customizable thresholds and at-risk indicators.
Science and Social Studies Proficiency
Measures science proficiency and growth using computer-adaptive science test and Scantron’s Next Generation Science Standards item bank*; measures social studies proficiency using Scantron’s Social Studies or Core Four item banks.
Aggregates data to view science and social studies test scores at a glance; Early Warning System supports customizable thresholds and at-risk indicators
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