What are the requirements for students to retake the state end-of-course tests?
Students may retake any Ohio end-of-course state test throughout their academic careers during any given administration period that the state offers. If the district is unable to provide an opportunity to retake the exam during a state test window, the district should make arrangements with a neighboring district.
Retake opportunities include:
- Fall block administration;
- Spring administration; and
- Summer administration (if offered).
A student will use the higher score of any end-of-course test taken for meeting graduation requirements. All districts should have established written procedures regarding the retaking of the end-of-course tests.
The district or school determines the remediation the student needs based on the level of proficiency and student-level data. There is no requirement for a specific amount of remediation prior to a student retaking any end-of-course state test. With guidance from the local district, a student or parent makes the decision and request to retake an exam.
The impact on a district’s or school’s achievement indicator will occur only in cases when students who score 1 or 2 on all prior tests choose to retake the tests. If the prior scores were below Proficient, then the score from the retake will be included in the current year’s Indicators Met calculation, regardless of whether the student’s score increases, decreases or stays the same. Retake scores are not included in the current year’s Performance Index calculation, which includes first-time test takers only.
Back to Top
What are the minimum remediation-free scores for meeting the requirements of the College Admissions Test graduation option?
For a student to graduate using the college and career readiness tests option, he or she needs to meet the remediation-free score in each of the sub-score areas under one of the tests (ACT or SAT). The Ohio Department of Higher Education established these scores – in agreement with the state superintendent of public instruction – as the minimum scores for entering college remediation-free and meeting the graduation option.
Back to Top
For students who have met the assessment requirement for graduation through one of the options other than the state’s end-of-course tests, which tests do students need to take? For example, this might be a student who has met the remediation-free scores on a college admissions test.
Students who have met the remediation-free scores in all three sub-score areas under a single college and career readiness tests have met the requirements for graduation under this option and would receive an Ohio diploma once he or she has completed the curriculum requirements.
As part of the state and federal reporting requirements, however, districts still would be required to submit scores for students for the following state end-of-course tests: geometry or math II, English language arts II, biology, American history and American government. Therefore, districts would still need to administer these tests to all students.
Back to Top