The Ohio Department of Education is conducting regional meetings for physical education teachers. During these sessions, Ryan Eldridge, the department’s physical education consultant, will share updates to the website and how educators can provide feedback on topics such as the Wellness and Physical Education measures on the Ohio School Report Cards, physical education grade band evaluations and assessments, and more.
Graduation Requirements Frequently Asked Questions
These FAQs address many of the implementation details for the new Ohio graduation requirements. The October 2014 FAQs addresses the graduation points system and a list of tests student can take in lieu of Ohio’s tests. The January 2015 FAQs addresses the automatic test exemption points.
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Ohio House Bill 487 recently established new requirements for earning a high school diploma in Ohio. Thank you for your patience as we waited for the new graduation law to come out of the Ohio General Assembly.
The Ohio Graduation Tests for social studies for 2014-2015 and beyond will be dually aligned with the focus on American History and Modern World History. However, in order to maintain the test requirements (blueprints) of the social studies OGT, there will be a few questions from the following 2002 benchmarks (that are also aligned to Ohio’s New Learning Standards): People in Societies A-C; Geography A-C; Economics A-B; Government A-B; Citizens Rights & Responsibilities A-B.