2018-2019 Testing Dates

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 2018

  • Grade 3 English language arts – Five consecutive school days, including makeups, within the Oct. 22 to Nov. 2 window
  • High school end-of-course tests – Fifteen consecutive school days, including makeups, within the Dec. 3 to Jan. 11 window
Fall 2018 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 10, 2018.  Grade 3 ELA results for paper testers whose document was returned on-time and per procedures will be released Monday, December 17, 2018.
  • Printed family reports for Grade 3 English language arts tests are due in districts on January 21, 2019.
  • High school end-of-course results for online testers will be released Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Results for high school end-of-course  paper testers whose document was returned on-time and per procedures will be released Monday, February 25, 2019.
  • Printed family reports for high school end-of-course tests are due in districts on March 25, 2019.

SPRING TEST WINDOWS 2019

School districts select 15 consecutive school days, including makeups, within each test window.
  • English language arts - March 25 to April 26, 2019
  • Mathematics, science and social studies - April 1 to May 10, 2019 
Spring 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 paper testers whose document was returned on-time and per procedures will be released Monday, June 17, 2019.
  • Results for all other paper testers whose document was returned on-time and per procedures will be released Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
  • Release dates for online tests results have not yet been determined. 
  • Printed family reports for all spring 2019 OSTs are due in districts on July 24, 2019.

SUMMER TEST WINDOWS 2019 (OPTIONAL)

  • Grade 3 English language arts – July 8-12, 2019
  • High school end-of-course tests –July 15-26, 2019
Summer 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 paper testers whose document was returned on-time and per procedures will be released Monday, August 26, 2019.
  • Printed family reports for Grade 3 English language arts tests are due in districts on Friday, September 20, 2019.
  • Release dates for online tests results have not yet been determined. 
  • Printed family reports for high school end-of-course tests are due in districts on Monday, September 30, 2019.

REQUESTING EXCEPTIONS TO ONLINE TESTING – 2017-2019

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

  • For 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 available test windows:
    • Form 01: September 1-December 31
    • Form 02: January 1-April 30
    • Form 03: May 1-July 31. 

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 Assessment

  • Feb. 4-March 29, 2019

Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

  • Operational test - February 18-April 12, 2019
  • Independent Field Test - April 15-May 31, 2019 

Last Modified: 8/21/2018 11:40:41 AM