2015-2016 Testing Dates

Each school district chooses a consecutive series of school days to administer state tests within specified windows, or periods of time. This does not mean a specific child is taking tests every day of the district’s testing dates. It simply means the district will be testing different students in different subjects and grades within the dates selected for the tests. 

English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies 

HIGH SCHOOL TEST windows – FALL 2015

For high school students who need to test for a previously completed course or for a course they will complete in fall 2015.

  • Online tests – 15 consecutive school days within the Nov. 30 to Jan. 8 window.
  • Paper tests – 10 consecutive school days within the Nov. 30 to Jan. 8 window for science and social studies; 10 consecutive school days within the Dec. 8 to Jan. 8 window for English language arts and mathematics.

Districts may download these fall test results beginning Feb. 24 from the Online Reporting System. Printed family reports and score labels are due in districts on March 24.

Grade 3 English language arts - fall test window 2015

  • Online tests – Five consecutive school days within the Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 window.
  • Paper tests – Five consecutive school days within the Dec. 1 to Dec. 11 window. 

Districts may download these fall test results beginning Jan. 29 from the Online Reporting System. Printed family reports and score labels are due in districts on Feb. 24.

SPRING test windows 2016

School districts are selecting either 10 consecutive school days (for paper tests) or 15 consecutive school days (for online tests) during the windows of dates allocated for the tests:

  • English language arts tests – April 4 to 22, paper tests; April 4 to 29, online tests.
  • Mathematics, science and social studies – April 4 to May 6, paper tests; April 4 to May 13, online tests. 

Districts and schools will receive spring test results by June 15 for grade 3 English language arts and by June 30 for all other tests. Printed family reports and score labels are due in districts on July 14 for the grade 3 English language arts test and on July 28 for all other tests. 

SUMMER TEST WINDOWS 2016 (Optional)

The summer test windows are optional. Makeups must be completed within the test windows.

  • Grade 3 English language arts test (paper or online) – July 11 to 15
  • High school end-of-course tests (online only) – July 18 to 29

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Ohio Graduation Tests

All test windows are open to all students required to take the OGT

  • Fall Administration: Monday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 8.
    (Data file ready for download on Dec. 14; reports due Jan. 7.)
  • Spring Administration: Monday, March 14 through Sunday, March 27.
    (Data file ready for download on May 9; reports due May 19.)
  • Summer Administration (Optional): Monday, June 13 through Sunday, June 26.
    (Data file ready for download July 25; reports due Aug. 22.)
* Current law requires students who first enrolled in Grade 9 before July 1, 2014 to take the Ohio Graduation Tests to receive an Ohio high school diploma. More information is here

Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

  • Spring Administration: Monday, Feb. 22 through Friday, April 15.
    (Printed family report and score labels due date is to be determined.)

Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA) - Spring 2016

  • Online Window - Monday, Feb. 29 through Friday, April 22.
  • Paper Window - Monday, March 21 through Friday, April 22.

Tests No Longer Administered

  • Ohio Test of English Language Acquisition  
  • Ohio Achievement Assessments 

Last Modified: 3/3/2016 2:26:30 PM