Ohio Department of Education Topic News

College and Career Readiness


In August 2013, the Ohio Department of Education informed high schools that they would be required to give PSAT assessments to sophomores beginning in October 2014.

In February 2014, the department communicated to district superintendents that it will not require that the PSAT be given in October 2014.

We realize that this is a significant change for districts and appreciate your continued patience as we work through a changing system. Our goal is to ensure that we develop an assessment program that gives us a full and accurate picture of our students’ knowledge and skills, while avoiding unnecessary or duplicate testing.