Accommodations on State Assessments

This page includes information and resources related to accommodations on State Assessments.

OAA and OGT accommodations 

The Accommodations Manual – Selection, Use and Evaluation of Accommodations that Support Instruction and Assessment of Children with Disabilities was developed by the Office for Exceptional (OEC) in the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). The information in this manual applies to third grade reading OAA and the OGT only.  

Ohio's New State Tests

Information about accessibility features and accommodations for Ohio's New State Tests can be found at

Watch this introductory video and then you'll be ready for the newly released "PARCC Accessibility System" online learning module.

Read Aloud Guidance for Ohio's New State Tests

Clarification on Accessibility and Accommodations for New State Tests 

Read aloud guidance document

IEP and 504 Plan Decision-Making Tool pdf version MS Word version

Special Accommodation Forms for Ohio’s New State Tests

Accommodation Refusal - If a student refuses an accommodation listed in his or her Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan, or if the student is identified as an English Language Learner, the school should document in writing that the student refused the accommodation.

Emergency Accommodation – Intended to document a temporary, disabling condition (e.g., a broken arm).

Unique Accommodation - If a student with a disability requires an accommodation (i.e., a “unique accommodation”) and the accommodation does not change the construct being measured by the test, the school may request approval for use of the accommodation using this request form.

Accessibility and Accommodations Planning Tools

ELA and Math Computer Based Testing Accommodations Planning Tool

Science and Social Studies Computer Based Testing Accommodations Planning Tool

Science and Social Studies Paper Based Testing Accommodations Planning Tool

Last Modified: 4/7/2015 4:10:39 PM