3302.13 Reading achievement improvement plans.

(A) This section applies to any school district or community school that meets both of the following criteria, as reported on the past two consecutive report cards issued for that district or school under section 3302.03 of the Revised Code:

(1) The district or school received a grade of "D" or "F" on the kindergarten through third-grade literacy progress measure under division (C)(3)(e) of section 3302.03 of the Revised Code.

(2) Less than sixty per cent of the district's students who took the third grade English language arts assessment prescribed under section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code during the most recent fall and spring administrations of that assessment attained at least a proficient score on that assessment.

(B) By December 31, 2016, and by the thirty-first day of each December thereafter, any school district or community school that meets the criteria set forth in division (A) of this section shall submit to the department of education a school or district reading achievement improvement plan, which shall include all requirements prescribed by the state board of education pursuant to division (C) of this section.

(C) Not later than December 31, 2014, the state board shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code prescribing the content of and deadlines for the reading achievement improvement plans required under division (B) of this section. The rules shall prescribe that each plan include, at a minimum, an analysis of relevant student performance data, measurable student performance goals, strategies to meet specific student needs, a staffing and professional development plan, and instructional strategies for improving literacy.

(D) Any school district or community school to which this section applies shall no longer be required to submit an improvement plan pursuant to division (B) of this section when that district or school meets either of the following criteria, as reported on the most recent report card issued for that district or school under section 3302.03 of the Revised Code:

(1) The district or school received a grade of "C" or higher on the kindergarten through third-grade literacy progress measure under division (C)(3)(e) of section 3302.03 of the Revised Code.

(2) Not less than sixty per cent of the district's students who took the third grade English language arts assessment prescribed under section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code during the most recent fall and spring administrations of that assessment attain at least a proficient score on that assessment.

(E) The department of education shall post in a prominent location on its web site all plans submitted pursuant to this section.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 16, SB 21, §1, eff. 6/4/2013.