Ohio State Tests (OST)

Required State Assessments

Guidance for Schools - Student Participation in Testing
Federal and state laws require all districts and schools to test all students in specific grades and courses.
There is no law that allows a parent or student to opt out of state testing, and there is no state test opt-out
procedure or form. If a parent withdraws a child from participation in certain state tests, there may be
consequences for the student, the student’s teacher, and the school and district. 

Early Learning Assessment - PreSchool
The assessment is designed to aid teachers in determining where children are in their readiness for kindergarten. The Early Learning Assessment will provide information for teachers about children from early preschool to kindergarten. 

KRA - Kindergarten
At the beginning of each school year, children in public and community school kindergarten programs are assessed using Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment. This assessment includes ways for teachers to measure a child’s readiness for engaging with instruction aligned to the kindergarten standards.

CogAT - Grades 2 and 4
The test used to identify gifted students testing at or above the 95th percentile nationally. 

Ohio State Tests (AIR) - Beginning in grade 3 through High School
State achievement tests tell us how well our students are growing in the knowledge and skills outlined in Ohio’s Learning Standards. These tests help guide and strengthen future teaching so we can be sure that we are preparing our students for long-term success in school, college, careers, and life.   

OELPA - English Learners
Ohio is a member of the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) consortium which developed the English language proficiency assessment based on the English Language Proficiency Standards. 

ACT - Grade 11

State law requires districts and community schools to administer the state-funded ACT or SAT to all grade 11 students in the spring of the school year. Each year, districts and schools will select the test to administer to their juniors.

The OGT will be administered on the following dates:
          October 21-23, 2019
          March 23-25, 2020
          June 8-10, 2020
​Contact the Testing Office at 330-761-3071 for further information.

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