2019-2020 Testing Dates

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Governor Mike DeWine announced on March 12 that all Ohio school buildings are closed beginning 12:01 a.m. on March 17 and ending 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020. Additional details about test window scheduling and extensions have not been determined.  

We appreciate the patience of Ohio’s schools, districts, parents and students as we work through many questions related to the closure of school buildings as a result of this public health crisis.   

We know you have more questions and we will continue to work to provide you with answers as they become available. Please look for further communication regarding state testing. We also encourage you to monitor the COVID-19 FAQ page set up by the Ohio Department of Education here: education.ohio.gov/coronavirus
 
Each school district chooses a consecutive series of school days to administer state tests within specified windows, or periods of time. 

Ohio’s State Tests in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies

FALL TEST WINDOWS 2019

  • Grade 3 English language arts – Five consecutive school days, including makeups, within the Oct. 21 to Nov. 1 window
  • High school end-of-course tests – Fifteen consecutive school days, including makeups, within the Dec. 2 to Jan. 10 window
Fall 2019 OST results for English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies tests will be available to districts in the Online Reporting System (ORS) on the following dates:
  • Grade 3 ELA results for online testers will be released Monday, December 9, 2019.  Grade 3 ELA results for paper testers whose document was returned on-time and per procedures will be released Monday, December 16, 2019. Grade 3 ELA results for paper tests returned late will be released Dec. 23, 2019.
  • Printed family reports for Grade 3 English language arts tests are due in districts on January 21, 2020.
  • High school end-of-course results for online testers will be released Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Results for high school end-of-course  paper testers whose document was returned on-time and per procedures will be released Monday, February 24, 2020. Results for high school end-of-course exams for breach forms and paper tests returned late will be released March 2, 2020. 
  • Printed family reports for high school end-of-course tests are due in districts on March 23, 2020.

SPRING TEST WINDOWS 2020

Previously scheduled Ohio State Test (OST) and End-of-Course (EOC) test windows will be delayed. 

School districts select 15 consecutive school days, including makeups, within each test window.
  • English language arts - March 23 to April 24, 2020
  • Mathematics, science and social studies - March 30 to May 8, 2020

SUMMER TEST WINDOWS 2020 (OPTIONAL)

  • Grade 3 English language arts – July 6  - 10, 2020
  • High school end-of-course tests –July 13 - 24, 2020

REQUESTING EXCEPTIONS TO ONLINE TESTING – 2017-2020

Ohio’s State Tests are online exams for all students, with some exceptions. The expectation is that all districts and schools will schedule time and provide technology appropriately for their local situation. Districts or schools with situations involving the limitation of technology should contact the Ohio Department of Education at statetests@education.ohio.gov to start the process of determining your eligibility for an exception to online testing. For more information click here.


Ohio Graduation Tests

Testing will be suspended beginning on March 17, 2020.

  • Beginning in 2018-19 the OGT has moved online allowing for a continuous state testing window (September through July). Testers have three opportunities per school year to take any part of the OGT still required. 
  • Testers requiring paper as an approved accommodation have three test opportunities during the September 3, 2019 – July 31, 2020 test window with staggered start times:
    • Opportunity 1 earliest start - September 3, 2019
    • Opportunity 2 earliest start - October 21, 2019
    • Opportunity 3 earliest start - November 25, 2019 

Please check with your local district or adult diploma program about opportunities to take the tests. Districts/schools may set their own test windows within the state framework. For details, please look at OGT FAQ
 

Ohio English Language Proficiency Screener

Testing will be suspended beginning on March 17, 2020.

  • Aug. 5, 2019 - July 10, 2020

Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment

Testing will be suspended beginning on March 17, 2020.

  • Feb. 3 - March 27, 2020

Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

Testing will be suspended beginning on March 17, 2020.

  • Operational test - Feb. 18 - March 27, 2020 
Note: All information subject to change. 

Last Modified: 3/18/2020 11:42:26 AM