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.
English learners are students whose primary or home language is other than English who need special language assistance in order to effectively participate in school instructional programs.
Teaching English Learners
English learners are part of a larger group of diverse learners that also includes student with disabilities and gifted students. Universal Design for Learning offers strategies and resources appropriate for those students identified as diverse learners.
Learn more about Diverse Learners.