Ohio’s State Tests Resource Book

Ohio's State Tests Rules Book is now Ohio's State Tests Resource Book

Ohio's State Tests Resource Book is a reference for district personnel responsible for duties associated with Ohio's State Tests in English Language Arts,  Mathematics, Science and Social Studies and Ohio's Kindergarten Readiness  Assessment. It provides the user an overview of Ohio's K-12 testing program and access to many helpful resources pertaining to state policy. It doesn't provide  information and resources pertaining to test administration procedures  and  system requirements. Those resources and more can be found on Ohio’s  Assessment System Portal

Ohio's State Tests Rules Book

Ohio’s State Tests Rules Book provided a reference for school officials responsible for statewide testing in a district or building. It also provided a general overview of Ohio's statewide testing program and shared specific information pertaining to testing at each grade level. Rules Book changes made during the year were posted on this page below the link for the Rules Book. Minor edits due to grammar, spelling, incorrect reference, etc. were not be noted. Click on the link below to access the last edition of the Rules Book in PDF format. To download AdobeReader 9. For current testing informiaton, please see the Resource Book posted above. 


Changes made to the Rules Book after the initial posting date are below. The page number and section title is listed for the change which may be new, revised or deleted text. In some cases, to provide context, the entire section is listed even though only a portion of the section has been updated. Please add these changes to your copy of the Rules Book.

Page 7: Assessment Schedule 2019-2020

  • Test Column: AASCD Grades 3-10 needs updated to 3-12.
  • Administration Column: AASCD Operational Test 2020 needs updated to Operational Field Test 2020.
  • Date Column: AASCD April 10 window close date needs updated to March 27.
  • Due to of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, the spring and summer administrations of the 2020 Ohio State Tests have been canceled. This cancellation encompasses the grade 3 English language arts test and all high school end-of-course tests.
  • Starting May 26, 2020, testing locations that are open may begin administering the online Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT). The OGT testing window for school year 2019-2020 will close July 31, 2020.
  • The Department will continue to provide updates on state testing as they become available.


Last Modified: 12/31/2020 1:11:58 PM