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Ohio’s Accessibility Manual now available

Ohio’s Accessibility Manual is a comprehensive policy document providing information about the accessibility features of Ohio’s State Tests for grades 3-8 and high school in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. 


State test administrators encouraged to use new practice site resources

The enhanced Test Administrator Practice Site for the 2015-2016 school year is now available on the Ohio’s State Tests Portal. We encourage personnel administering Ohio’s State Tests online to practice setting up mock test sessions in advance of testing. Please see the Test Administrator User Guide for more information. 


Department seeks more participants to help develop Ohio’s state tests in English language arts and mathematics

The Ohio Department of Education is now accepting applications for participants to serve on assessment committees focused on standard-setting and range-finding. Ohio’s educators and content specialists will play a vital role in creating valid and reliable assessments by serving on the committees.



New handout explains which state science test grades 6-12 will take

The department has completed and posted a new handout explaining which state tests in science students in grades 6-12 should take, depending upon which science courses they have enrolled in. 


2015-2016 English Language Arts Test Update

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.

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