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.
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.
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.
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.