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Three new reading tests available

Associated Press • Mar 13, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Department of Education spokesman John Charlton said the added tests provide families alternatives to the Ohio Achievement Assessment, which is offered in the fall, spring and summer.

New tests being accepted are the Iowa Assessments, the Northwest Evaluation Association’s MAP test and Terra Nova 3.

The Education Department made the three additional reading assessment tests available Wednesday as public school districts carry out the state’s new Third Grade Reading Guarantee. The law requires meeting literacy targets to advance to fourth grade.

Charlton said districts will determine how assessments are used. He said the additions mean third-graders have both online and penciland-paper options, as well as either essay or multiplechoice format.

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