The Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA) will no longer be administered. Ohio’s state test in grade 3 English language arts replaces the third grade reading OAA and will meet the requirements of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Additional information regarding cut scores will be forthcoming.
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.
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The revised Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities became effective on July 1, 2014. The Office for Exceptional Children has provided a brief Summary of Changes to the Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities. For the complete rule text, refer to the Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities or the Ohio Administrative Code.
As part of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee, the Ohio Department of Education is required to ensure all approved Research-Based Reading Instruction Programs align with the State Board’s reading competencies. The department reviewed these programs and has released the official list of Research-Based Reading Instruction Programs for the 2014-2015 school year.