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5/26/2020

Summer administration of current state tests canceled, legacy OGT testing will resume May 26

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, the summer administration of the 2020 Ohio’s State Tests has been canceled. This cancellation encompasses the grade 3 English language arts test and all high school end-of-course tests.

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5/26/2020

One-year temporary license now available

The Ohio Department of Education understands the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic impedes the ability of applicants to take their licensure examinations, including the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE), American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) testing and others. In response to this unprecedented situation, the Department has been granted the authority to issue a nonrenewable, one-year temporary license for the 2020-2021 school year to applicants who meet all other qualifications for licensure but have been unable to complete their required licensure examinations.

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5/26/2020

Revised Federal Middle School Testing Waiver – Request for public comment

Recent changes in state law impact high school math testing requirements for students, including the elimination of the geometry test as a graduation requirement. These changes have other consequences, such as the possibility of increasing the total number of math tests required for thousands of students. The law directs the Ohio Department of Education to seek a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education to use algebra I as the “primary assessment of high school mathematics.”

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5/26/2020

Ohio Seal of Biliteracy world language proficiency testing window for seniors extended to Aug. 31

The Ohio Department of Education is pleased to announce a one-time extension of the world language proficiency testing window for seniors seeking an Ohio Seal of Biliteracy. All world language proficiency testing for seniors in the class of 2020 must be completed by Aug. 31.

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5/26/2020

Re-Start Re-Design Labs help schools plan for next school year

Ohio school leaders know the 2020-2021 school year will be unlike any previous years. Guidance about when and how to reopen school buildings will evolve over the summer months, but there is no time to waste for leaders planning significant changes to the logistics of school — how schools use time, facilities and technology to maximize the positive impact educators have on students and their families while keeping everyone safe. EnvisionEdPlus and the Ohio STEM Learning Network are partnering to bring you Re-Start Re-Design Labs this June.  

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