From the Superintendent



This morning, selected schools in Ohio and other PARCC states began field testing the Next Generation Assessments. In Ohio, these tests cover Ohio’s New Learning Standards in mathematics, English language arts, science and social studies.

Whether or not your district is doing this practice run of next year’s assessments, I hope you’ll take a minute to read Char Shryock’s article released this morning in PARCC’s From an Educator’s Viewpoint. Char is the curriculum director for Ohio’s Bay Village Schools, and she reminds us clearly of why the tests are so important.

If your district is administering these field tests in the next couple of weeks, thank you. I appreciate what you are doing to benefit all of the girls and boys of Ohio.


Dr. Richard A. Ross
Superintendent of Public Instruction