Ohio Department of Education Topic News

2012-2013 Diagnostic Guidelines


Recent legislation has changed the way diagnostic assessments (reading, mathematics and writing) are administered and scored. For the first time, districts/community schools will report the results of each student’s diagnostic assessments. The new Third Grade Reading Guarantee will change when and which reading diagnostic assessments are administered.

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) created this Diagnostic document to help administrators navigate these changes. This guidance document outlines the minimum requirements of the revised law. Districts/community schools are encouraged to do whatever is necessary above and beyond the law’s minimum requirements to ensure their students are performing at grade level.

This guidance document will review details for the reading, mathematics and writing diagnostic assessments.