As part of the budget, the General Assembly directed the Ohio Department of Education to transition to new assessments for the 2015-2016 school year in mathematics and English language arts.
Per the new law, Ohio will cease the use of PARCC tests in mathematics and English language arts. Instead, the Ohio Department of Education will use our existing contract with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) – which currently provides online science and social studies assessments – to provide Ohio’s math and English language arts tests. The new tests will use the same testing platform and other services that AIR already provides to Ohio. These will be Ohio’s tests and will align to Ohio’s standards. Due to the change in the legislation, Ohio will have a new test schedule which is being developed and will be posted soon.
OHIO GRADUATION TESTS
All test windows are open to all students required to take the OGT
- Fall Administration: Monday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015
(Data file ready for download on Dec. 14, 2015; reports due Jan. 7, 2016)
- Spring Administration: Monday, March 14 through Sunday, March 27, 2016
(Data file due date is to be determined; reports due date is to be determined)
- Summer Administration (Optional): Monday, June 13 through Sunday, June 26, 2016
(Data file date is to be determined; reports due date is to be determined)
* Current law requires students to take the OGT for an Ohio high school diploma.