List of Approved Assessments

Common Application for List of Approved Assessments 

The Department is releasing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for vendors wishing to be included on the 2024-2025 List of Approved Assessments in the following areas: 
  • Comparable Assessments to Ohio’s K-3 Diagnostic Assessment (K-3 Diagnostic) 
  • Tier One Dyslexia Screening Measures (Dyslexia Screener)
  • ​Alternative Standardized Assessments for Third Grade Reading (Alt Reading)  
  • Alternative Standardized Assessments for Grades 3-8 (Alt 3-8) for Chartered Nonpublic Schools  
  • ​Alternative High School Assessments for Graduation (Alt HS) for Chartered Nonpublic Schools  
  • High Quality Student Data (HQSD)  
  • Gifted Prescreening and Identification (Gifted Assessment)  
This RFQ provides a common application by which vendors may submit qualifications for tests in each of these areas. The Department particularly seeks those vendors with assessment tools that can fulfill multiple purposes. The resulting approved list will assist districts in selecting tools that will maximize their use of time and resources and provide high educational value. 

The Department seeks full applications from vendors not currently listed on the 2023-2024 List of Approved Assessments. Those vendors already listed will receive instructions on how to maintain their approval. 

Important Dates

  • Non-binding Letter of Intent due to ODE:  October 16, 2023
  • Vendor call: October 12, 2023
  • Full applications due: 3:00 p.m. ET October 20, 2023

List of Approved Assessments for the 2023-2024 School Year 

The Department has completed its review of vendor proposals submitted in response to the Department’s Request for Qualifications for third party assessments. Below is the 2023-2024 Approved List of Assessments in the following areas:    

  • Comparable Assessments to Ohio’s K-3 Diagnostic Assessment for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee (K-3 Diagnostic)  
  • Comparable Assessments to Ohio’s K-3 Diagnostic Assessment for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee with Dyslexia Screening (K-3 Diagnostic/Dyslexia Screener)  
  • Tier 1 Dyslexia Screening Measure (Dyslexia Screener)  
  • Alternative Standardized Assessment for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee (Alt Reading)  
  • Alternative Standardized Assessment for Grades 3-8 (Alt 3-8) for Chartered Nonpublic Schools  
  • Alternative High School Assessments for Graduation (Alt HS) for Chartered Nonpublic Schools  
  • High-Quality Student Data (HQSD)  
  • Gifted Prescreening and Identification (Gifted Assessment)  

Inclusion on this list occurs through a noncompetitive procurement process. All vendor proposals that met minimum criteria for their assessment area(s) are listed with the assessment areas for which they were approved. These can be administered by districts and schools in the 2023-2024 school year. 

Download the 2023-2024 List of Approved Assessments

Approved Assessments List FAQ

2023-2024 RFQ Documents

The following documents outline the selection method and minimum criteria that were used in the non-competitive procurement process for inclusion on the 2023-2024 List of Approved Assessments. All assessments must have met the minimum criteria to be included on the list.

2023-2024 RFQ document

2023-2024 Vendor Tool

Vendor Q&A

List of Approved Assessments for the 2022-2023 School Year

The Department completed its review of vendor proposals that were submitted in response to the Department’s Request for Qualifications for third party assessments. Below is the 2022-2023 Approved List of Assessments in the following areas:  

  • Comparable Assessments to Ohio’s K-3 Diagnostic Assessment for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee (K-3 Diagnostic)  
  • Combination K-3 Diagnostic Assessments and Optional Universal Tier 1 Dyslexia Screeners ​
  • Alternative Standardized Assessment for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee (Alt Reading)   
  • Alternative Standardized Assessment for Grades 3-8 (Alt 3-8) for Chartered Nonpublic Schools   ​
  • Alternative High School Assessments for Graduation (Alt HS) for Chartered Nonpublic Schools   
  • High Quality Student Data (HQSD) 
  • Gifted Prescreening and Identification (Gifted Assessment)   

This is a noncompetitive procurement process. All vendor proposals that met minimum criteria for their assessment area(s) are listed with the assessments for which they were approved. These can be administered by districts and schools beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. 

Note: Approvals for instruments that can be used for Combination K-3 Diagnostic Assessments and Optional Universal Tier 1 Dyslexia Screeners are located on a separate list. 

Download the 2022-2023 List of Approved Assessments 

Download the 2022-2023 List of Approved Optional Universal Dyslexia Screeners 

2022-2023 List of Tier 1 Dyslexia Screeners FAQ

List of Approved Assessments for the 2021-2022 School Year

The Department completed its review of vendor proposals that were submitted in response to the Department’s Request for Qualifications for third party assessments. Below is the 2021-2022 Approved List of Assessments in the following areas: 

  • Comparable Assessments to Ohio’s K-3 Diagnostic Assessment for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee (K-3 Diagnostic)  
  • ​Alternative Standardized Assessment for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee (Alt Reading)  
  • Alternative Standardized Assessment for Grades 3-8 (Alt 3-8) for Chartered Nonpublic Schools  
  • ​Alternative High School Assessments for Graduation (Alt HS) for Chartered Nonpublic Schools  
  • Teacher and Principal Evaluation Component (Growth Measure)  
  • High Quality Student Data (HQSD)  
  • Student Survey for Teacher Evaluation (Student Survey)  
  • Gifted Prescreening and Identification (Gifted Assessment)  

This is a non-competitive procurement process. All vendor proposals that met minimum criteria for their assessment area(s) are listed with the assessments for which they were approved. These can be administered by districts and schools beginning in the 2021-2022 school year.

Download the 2021-2022 List of Approved Assessments (updated 8/6/21)

List of Approved Assessments for the 2020-2021 School Year

The Department reviewed vendor proposals that were submitted in response to the Department’s Request for Qualifications for third party assessments.

This is a non-competitive procurement process. All vendor proposals that met minimum criteria for their assessment area(s) are listed with the assessments for which they were approved. These can be administered by districts and schools beginning in the 2020-2021 school year.

Download 2020-2021 Approved Assessment List.


Related Documents

  • Vendor Contact Information Form - Please use this form to submit or update contact information if you wish to receive updates and notifications about future assessment opportunities. 
  • Previous RFQ information and documents and previous approved assessment lists are available by request. Please email statetests@education.ohio.gov for more information. 

Contact Information

614-466-1317
statetests@education.ohio.gov 

 

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