List of Approved Assessments

Common Application for List of Approved Assessments 

The State of Ohio, through the Department of Education, is requesting proposals for an approved list of third-party-developed assessments for use by Ohio school districts in any of 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 One 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)  

This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) provides a common application by which vendors may submit qualifications for tests across various areas and seeks vendors with assessment tools that can fulfill multiple purposes to the extent possible, provide high educational value, and assist districts in maximizing time and resources. 

The Department seeks full applications from vendors not currently listed on the 2021-2022 Approved Assessment List. Those vendors already listed will receive a Request to Remain on Approved Assessment List. They may use this form to affirm their desire to continue as an approved assessment. Previously approved vendors wishing to add approvals for additional uses should submit full proposals. Vendors with previously approved K-3 Diagnostic assessments wishing to be considered for the K-3 Diagnostic/Dyslexia Screener should consult the Request to Remain for special application information. Additional details are included in sections 1.1-1.3 of the RFQ. 

CLICK HERE FOR RFQ (updated 3/4/22)

CLICK HERE FOR VENDOR SUBMISSION TOOL

CLICK HERE FOR VENDOR CALL Q&A

CLICK HERE FOR VENDOR CALL RECORDING


Important Dates 

Vendor Call: March 15, 2022.  

Nonbinding Notice of Intent to submit due to ODE: March 16, 2022 

Applications due: March 25, 2022 by 3 PM. 


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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