Graduation Requirement Committee

Ohio House Bill 487 recently established new requirements for earning a high school diploma in Ohio. Starting with students who enter ninth grade for the first time in the fall of 2014, students will no longer take the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGTs).  Instead, students will take end of course exams for seven important high school courses and a college admissions test for free in the fall of their junior year, starting with the class of 2018. 

Although House Bill 487 established clear-cut requirements for high school graduation, the State Board has been tasked with working out the details for implementing them. The State Board created the Graduation Requirements Committee to focus on the implementation and to pass rules to finalize the transition.

The following State Board Members have agreed to take on this important work:

C. Todd Jones, Chair
Tess Elshoff
Tom Gunlock
Brad Lamb
Debe Terhar
Rebecca Vazquez-Skillings


Scheduled Meetings

Date Time Venue Address

February 9, 2015 


ODE, Room  B-001

25 South Front Street
Columbus, Ohio



Meeting Materials and Information

Click here for a link to audio files of Graduation Requirements Committee meetings.  (If you experience problems opening the audio files, please use Firefox browser.)

July 14, 2014

August 6, 2014


August 27, 2014


September 15, 2014


November 10, 2014

December 8, 2014


January 12, 2015



Last Modified: 1/18/2015 6:04:56 PM