Revised Assessment Accommodations for English Learners

It’s important for all Ohio students to receive an equal opportunity to earn their high school diploma and the supports needed to reach this goal. The Ohio Department of Education (Department) commits to providing these supports for national origin minority English learner students. Ohio offers English learners multiple ways to meaningfully engage with and demonstrate their content knowledge. In doing so, the state provides specific accommodations on state tests, especially those that do not test English language proficiency. 


Graduation Requirements – 2019 and Beyond

Temporary Ohio law provided additional graduation options for students in the class of 2018, specifically, students who entered grade 9 between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015. Recent legislation extended additional graduation options to the classes of 2019 and 2020. Please note, state law modified the criteria available for the class of 2020 and not all of the original criteria are available to students in the class of 2020. 


Classes of 2021 and Beyond Graduation Requirements

Current Ohio law requires students in the classes of 2021 and beyond to meet one of the original three pathways to qualify for a high school diploma. As an update, House Bill 491 directs the Department, in consultation with the business community, to present a long-term proposal for graduation requirements for the classes of 2021 and beyond to the General Assembly by April 1, 2019.

Senior Only Program

High school seniors! Boost your earning power when you graduate from high school with an industry-recognized credential. A credential makes you marketable for in-demand jobs in Ohio. The Senior Only Credential Program is for students in their senior year who have completed most of their curriculum requirements. An industry-credential can be part of your path to graduation. Handout | en Español

Classes of 2014-2017 Graduation Requirements

Students in the classes of 2014-2017 operated under their original graduation requirements. On Jan. 1, 2016, students may have chose to use Ohio’s new graduation pathways to earn a diploma.