One component of the transition from the 2001-2002 Academic Content Standards to Ohio’s New Learning Standards is the dual alignment of the Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA) and the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) for the 2013-2014 school year. Below are the answers to frequently asked questions about this dual alignment.
Would you like to be involved in the development of statewide tests? Consider serving on a Content Advisory Committee, Fairness/Sensitivity Committee, Rangefinder Committee or Standard Setting Committee.
The current 2002 series is scheduled to end on Dec. 31, 2013. If you have not passed one or more parts of the 2002 series, beginning Jan. 1, 2014, you will need to take the entire test and pass to receive your GED®. Prior scores will not be counted. The cost of the GED® test in 2014 is $120.
The Ohio General Assembly made changes in Senate Bill 21 to the Reading Guarantee. The Ohio Department of Education will distribute detailed guidance on these changes by the end of this month, June 2013. This document outlines the major changes made.
There are several initiatives impacting Ohio schools over the next few years. These are several one-page handouts that explain some of the big issues along with a timeline of key implementation dates.