Earn at least 18 points on seven end-of-course state tests

End-of-course exams are: 

  • Algebra I and geometry or integrated math I and II
  • Biology (or Physical Science for the class of 2018 only)
  • American history and American government
  •  English I and English II

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 pathway, a student must earn a minimum number of 18 points from the seven tests.

This graduation pathway 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 approved substitute tests

  • College Credit Plus (CCP) courses or approved AP/IB tests, in the subject area, will satisfy the end-of-course graduation test requirement for American history, American government, physical science (class of 2018 only) and biology. The college course grade earned under College Credit Plus or AP/IB test score may earn graduation points in place of the end-of-course tests as provided here. 
  • It is important to note, while students can earn graduation points for CCP coursework and AP/IB test scores in biology, all schools must administer the biology end-of-course tests to all students in order to satisfy federal testing requirements. CCP students may use their course grade and AP/IB students may use their test scores OR the biology end-of-course test score to earn graduation points, whichever is higher. A student completing a CCP course in American history or American government will not need to sit for the end-of-course tests in the subject area and may earn graduation points based on the letter grade in the course.
  • There are no CCP/AP/IB substitutions for mathematics or English language arts. Students may use math and English language arts CCP/AP/IB courses to satisfy the graduation curriculum requirements. But schools must administer the end-of-course tests to students to earn graduation points.

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 END OF COURSE TESTS 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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