18 Points on State Tests

For each of the seven end-of-course state tests, a student earns one to five graduation points. Students have the potential to earn a total of 35 points. To meet this graduation option, a student must earn a minimum number of 18 points from the seven tests.

This graduation option gives a student flexibility in accumulating 18 points. A high score on one test can balance a low score on another test. A student must earn a total of at least four points on English tests, four points on math tests and six points on science and social studies tests.

Performance Level

Graduation Points

Advanced 5
Accelerated 4
Proficient 3
Basic 2
Limited 1

Students may earn graduation points through the following

SUBSTITUTE TESTS – Class of 2018

  • Students taking Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses in American history or American government may take tests specially designed for these courses instead of the state end-of-course test for that kind of course to avoid double testing.1
  • Students taking College Credit Plus courses in these subjects will use the course grade, not end-of-course test points, to determine their points earned toward graduation.2
  • For the science end-of-course test, a student may choose between physical science or biology, depending on which course the student took. 

SUBSTITUTE TESTS – Classes of 2019 and beyond

  • Students taking Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses in American history or American government may take tests specially designed for these courses instead of the state end-of-course test for that kind of course, to avoid double testing.1
  • Students taking College Credit Plus courses in these subjects will use the course grade, not end-of-course test points, to determine their points earned toward graduation.2

Graduation points for course grades prior to July 1, 2015

  • The student is in the Graduating Classes of 2018 and beyond. (This is not applicable to students choosing the new OGT options.)
  • The student received credit on their transcript for a course taken prior to July 1, 2015.
  • The course didn’t have a state end-of-course test available at the time the student was enrolled in the course.
  • The student will receive graduation points based on the course grade.3

1 - The following table converts Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate test scores to graduation points for valid courses. This applies only to American history, American government and science. There are no permitted substitutions for English language arts and mathematics.

AP and IB Crosswalk to Graduation Points

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate

Graduation Points

4 or 5 6 or 7 5
3 4 or 5 4
2 2 or 3 3
Not applicable Not applicable 2
1 1 1

 

The Ohio State Board of education approved the following AP and IB substitute tests:

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

  • Advanced Placement Physics 1: Algebra-based (only the class of 2018)
  • Advanced Placement Physics 2: Algebra-based (only the class of 2018)
  • International Baccalaureate Physics Standard Level (only the class of 2018)
  • International Baccalaureate Physics Higher Level (only the class of 2018)

BIOLOGY

  • Advanced Placement Biology
  • International Baccalaureate Biology

AMERICAN HISTORY

  • Advanced Placement United States History
  • International Baccalaureate History – Route Two – including study of the history of the Americas

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

  • Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics
  • International Baccalaureate Global Politics

2 - The following table is to be used to convert College Credit Plus grades to graduation points for valid courses. This applies only to American history, American government and science. There are no permitted substitutions for English language arts and mathematics.

College Credit Plus Course Grade
(Social Studies and Science  substitute courses)

Ohio Graduation Points

A or B 5
C 4
D 3
Not applicable 2
Not applicable 1
F – Fail or drop the course 0


3 - The following conversion chart should be used to determine the number of graduation points a student will receive based on the grade the student receives for high school courses prior to end-of-course tests being available. (This is not applicable to students choosing the new OGT options.)

High School Grade

Ohio Graduation Points

A 5
B 4
C
Earned Credit or Passed Course
3
D 2
Not applicable 1

THE FOLLOWING PROVIDES THE DATES WHEN COURSES WERE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME

Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015
Algebra I Physical Science Biology
Geometry American History  
English Language Arts I American Government  
English Language Arts II Integrated Math I & II  

 

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