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Testing Information for Families

State Testing and Assessments

We will update information on this site as we receive new information from the Ohio Department of Education.

Scholar progress is assessed in many ways, such as teacher observation, teacher-made assessments, continuous progress monitoring, projects, research papers, and paper-and-pencil tests.  All of these forms of assessment provide information to help plan each child’s education and monitor each child’s progress.  The use of assessment to monitor scholar progress, to guide instruction, and to determine the effectiveness of instruction is central to the District’s goal of ensuring the success of all scholars.

In addition to teacher-created assessments, the District is administering two types of assessments that have been part of the testing program:

  • Assessments that have been administered for many years but have had different names.
  • Nationally-normed standardized tests that permit comparison of a scholar’s achievement to that of other scholars in the United States.

State-mandated tests designed to assess scholar progress with respect to Ohio's Learning Standards.

  • The third grade reading guarantee requirement that scholars be assessed to determine whether they are on track to meet a certain standard on the state English language arts assessment for 3rd grade.
  • Exams required for graduation: End of course exams

Here are some links that will help you learn more about the District tests.  They are set up by grade level.  Just click on the name of the test you want to know more about. Also, please review the testing date windows for the 2019-20 school year.

Grade Level

 Test(s)

 Kindergarten

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

NWEA Growth Assessment

 Grade 1

NWEA Growth Assessment

 Grade 2

NWEA Growth Assessment

 Grade 3

Ohio State Test (OST) in ELA & Math

Third grade reading guarantee

NWEA Growth Assessment

 Grade 4

Ohio State Test (OST) in ELA & Math

NWEA Growth Assessment

 Grade 5

Ohio State Test (OST) in ELA & Math & Science

NWEA Growth Assessment

 Grade 6

Ohio State Test (OST) in ELA & Math

 Grade 7

Ohio State Test (OST) in ELA & Math

 Grade 8

Ohio State Test (OST) in ELA & Math & Science

 Grade 9

Ohio State Tests (OST): End of course exams 

 Grade 10

Ohio State Tests (OST): End of course exams

 Grade 11

Ohio State Tests (OST): End of course exams  ACT: For college/career readiness state requirement 

 Grade 12

State testing program: Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)

ACT: For college/career readiness state requirement 

 

Additional Tests Administered by the District:
Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA): Students enrolled in a public school who have been identified as English learners are required to take the OELPA annually. The OELPA is an English language proficiency test composed of four domains/tests which measure a student’s English skills in the four language domains: listening, reading, writing, and speaking.

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