Districts and community schools must administer a state-funded college admission test to juniors in spring 2017 as one of their three diploma options. Each district and community will choose to either administer the state-funded ACT or SAT college admission test. Click here for test dates and more information.
2016 was the last year a paper option was required to be made available. The following procedure has been developed to facilitate districts requesting exceptions to online testing to be administered in Spring 2017. For more information click here.
Recently, many school districts have contacted the Ohio Department of Education asking if they will experience financial consequences for students who do not participate in Ohio’s New State Tests.
Many districts are receiving communication from families refusing their children’s participation in state tests this spring. The department encourages schools to talk with families about their concerns regarding testing.
The amount of time students spend on testing can be reduced by nearly 20 percent under recommendations made today by the state superintendent of public instruction as part of a comprehensive report.