Why do students take state tests?
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. Test results also allow citizens to know how their local schools are performing compared to others around the state.
Which tests will be given for what grade level?
High School Courses
End-of-course tests in English language arts II, algebra I, geometry (or integrated mathematics I and II), biology, American history and American government.
When will the tests take place at OCS?
Fall 2022 Testing
Grade 3 English Language Arts
Oct. 17 - Nov. 4
HS End of Course Exams (EOC Retakes)
Nov. 28 - Jan. 13
Spring 2023 Testing
English Language Arts (grades 6-12)
March 27 - April 28
Math, Science, Social Studies
April 3 - May 12
Alternative Assessments 2023
February 27 - April 21
Will my child be allowed accommodations?
If your child is allowed to take the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD), this will be addressed in your child's IEP. Any questions or concerns, please contact Heather Kronewetter, Superintendent, or Erik Wilson, Director of Special Education.
Student Practice Resources
Student Practice Tests
AASCD Sample Tasks
Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) Practice Tests
What about the ACT's and SAT's?
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.
OCS has chosen to administer the ACT for students in 11th grade.
Free Practice Test Sites