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Superintendent Ross Expands Ohio Achievement Assessment Window

Release date: 2/11/2014

COLUMBUS – Superintendent of Public Instruction Richard A. Ross announced today that the Department of Education is expanding the testing window for the Ohio Achievement Assessments.

“Due to inclement weather, district and school leaders have faced unprecedented challenges as they have made the safety of our boys and girls their top priority. However, they have expressed concern about missed instructional time and the need to prepare students for the assessments,” Ross said. “We feel it is important to provide educational leaders with flexibility regarding the assessments. Therefore, we are extending by one week the spring testing window for Ohio schools. This is a reasonable step we can take that will benefit students and teachers.” 

The extension covers the Ohio Achievement Assessments for grades 3-8. It does not include the Ohio Graduation Test.  The scoring and reporting of the Third Grade Reading OAA will be made a priority to fulfill the Third Grade Reading Guarantee requirements.

The modified testing window will be April 21 through May 16. The first three weeks will serve as the actual testing weeks, and the fourth week will be the make-up week for students who were absent for testing. 

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