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Youngstown City Schools see large increase in third graders passing state test

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

The Youngstown City School District has reported that 75 percent of the students in the district have passed the Third Grade Guarantee, the reading portion of the Ohio Achievement Assessment.

This is a 47 percent increase over the number of students who passed the test in the fall of 2013.

"The reading performance of our third grade students has been one of the highest priorities for the district," said Dr. Connie Hathorn, Superintendent.

The students, who passed the test, will now be passed on to the fourth grade.

Statewide, about 88 percent of Ohio third graders passed the test.

This is the first year that the state will require students who did not score 392 or higher to be retained in the third grade another year. Students who did not receive the required score on the test, will have two more opportunities to do so at the end of this summer school session.

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