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.
Testing for Ohio's State Tests will be administered at Defiance Senior High School on February 17-March 20, 2015.