The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) is currently accepting applications for participants to serve on English Language Arts and Mathematics Content Advisory Committees. Ohio’s educators and content specialists play a vital role in the creation of valid and reliable assessments and fill this role by serving on our Content Advisory Committees.
As Ohio transitions to new state tests, safe harbor gives schools, teachers and students time to adjust to the new tests. In most cases, there will no longer be consequences tied to the results of the state tests given in the 2014-2015 school year.
Information about how data from all the state tests will affect the state and local report cards and educator evaluations, and clarification about how untested students are included or not included in calculations.
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.
A school district may need to delay school or cancel a day or several days of school during its scheduled testing window, due to weather or other unexpected circumstances. This guidance addresses the extension of a district’s testing window only under these circumstances. A district cannot use a testing window extension for a school delay or closure that occurred before testing started.