Ohio's State Tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies

Why do students take state tests?

State achievement tests tell us how well our students are growing in the knowledge and skills outlined in Ohio’s Learning Standards. These tests help guide and strengthen future teaching so we can be sure that we are preparing our students for long-term success in school, college, careers and life. Test results also allow citizens to know how their local schools are performing compared to others around the state. 

Which tests will be given for what grade level? 

Grades 3-8

  English
language arts
Mathematics Science Social Studies
Grade 3    
Grade 4  
Grade 5  
Grade 6  
Grade 7    
Grade 8  

High School Courses 

Classes of 2018 and beyond – End-of-course tests in English language arts I and II, algebra I, geometry (or integrated mathematics I and II), biology or physical science (class of 2018 only), American history and American government. 

Classes of 2015-2017 – Ohio Graduation Tests and end-of-course tests in American history and American government. 

See more information here about how the year of graduation is determined. 

How long is a test?

When will districts offer the tests?

How Ohio Builds State Tests

Ohio teachers are helping develop the tests

Will these new tests “count” this year?

Because the state tests are new, the Ohio legislature has extended “Safe Harbor” provisions for students, teachers and schools that limit how the results are used. 

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Last Modified: 3/22/2016 10:20:11 AM