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More than 40K Ohio 3rd-graders lag reading target

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By JULIE CARR SMYTH
AP Statehouse Correspondent

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - As many as a third of Ohio third-graders scored below a new literacy target on fall reading tests that provide the first view of how many may be at risk of failing a grade this year.

Under the state's new Third Grade Reading Guarantee, students can be held back if they don't meet tough new reading targets.

State results posted Friday showed 32,905 students, or 26.2 percent of those who took the fall reading test, showed limited profiency that misses the new mark. About half of the 21,177 students who showed basic proficiency also will fall below what's been dubbed the "cut score" for passing third grade.

Officials say those who lag at year's end will have several opporunities to re-take reading and advance to fourth grade.

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