The Third Grade Reading Guarantee was passed into law last year in Senate Bill 316 (SB 316). The law established rigid teacher qualifications that would have excluded hundreds of effective teachers from being able to teach students on a reading improvement plan. Subsequently, House Bill 555 (HB 555), which made a number of changes to the teacher qualifications in an attempt to make them more flexible, was passed by the legislature. Unfortunately, HB 555 had a number of problems. In an attempt to address those problems, Senate Bill 21 (SB 21) was introduced and passed by the Ohio Senate. On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, the Ohio Senate agreed to the version of Senate Bill 21 that passed the House a week earlier.