Defiance Senior H.S. News & Events
Ohio's State Tests
This school year Ohio launches a new generation of computer-based state test in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.  These state tests measure student's progress toward Ohio's New Learning Standards.  The results show whether students have the knowledge and skills necessary to move successfully to their next steps in education or a career.
 
State tests are the Ohio Achievement Assessment for 3rd grade reading and the Ohio Graduation Tests for students who entered 9th grade before July 1, 2014.  the state tests also include new tests for grades 3-8 and new high school exams, which are required for first-time for the class of 2018-studetns starting grade 9 after July 1, 2014.
 
Each new state test has two parts.  The first is called performance-based and the second is called end-of-year. The students scores on the two are combined to create a final score for each subject.  Students will solve multi-step problems that require reasoning and address real-world situations on the performance-based test.  The end-of-year test requires students to demonstrate an understanding of concepts and procedures, as well as, carrying out short applications. 
 
The Ohio Graduation Tests will continue as one requirement for earning a high school diploma for the classes of 2015 through 2017.  The class of 2015-2017 graduation requirements.
 
 
Testing for Ohio's State Tests will be administered at Defiance Senior High School on February 17-March 20, 2015.
 
 
Ohio Graduation Tests
The Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT) are a key part of Ohio's education reform to establish an aligned system of standards, assessments, and accountability for Ohio schools.  The testing requirements were established by the Ohio General Assembly in 2001 based on recommendations by the Governor's Commission for Student Success. 
 
Tests in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies make up the OGT.  The graduating class of 2007 was the first class responsible for taking the OGT and passing all five tests as a graduation requirement.  The class of 2017 will be the last class that must pass the five tests, as a graduation requirement. 
 
Defiance Senior High School will be administering the OGT on March 9-13, 2015.
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College Credit Plus
There will be an informational mandatory meeting for any college-ready student (grades 6-11) and their parents on Feb 23, 2015.  The purpose of the meeting is to review the criteria for the new College Credit Plus Program (previous Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program).  The meeting will be held at Schomburg Auditorium at Defiance College at 7:00 pm.
 
A final alternate meeting date has been scheduled for college ready students and their parents to receive information on the College Credit Plus Program.  If you were not in attendance at the Feb 23rd meeting, this meeting is required.  Not attending one of the two meetings will prohibit students from the potential of participating in the program to earn college credit while still in high school.  The meeting is scheduled for March 9 @ 3:00pm in the DHS library.

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