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9/25/2015

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.

 


8/17/2015

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. 


8/11/2015

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.


3/3/2015

Will the state fund districts for students who don’t take state tests?

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.


2/20/2015

Testing Window Extension for Ohio’s New Tests — Spring 2015

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.


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