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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? 

Grades 3-8


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. 

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When will the tests take place at OCS?

Fall 2023 Testing

  • Grade 3 English Language Arts

    • October 24 -25, 2023

  • HS End of Course Exams (EOC Retakes)


Spring 2024 Testing 

  • English Language Arts (grades 3-12)

    • ELA (3-8)                March 26-27

    • ELA II                      March 26-27

  • Math, Science, Social Studies

    • Math (3-8)             April 15-16

    • Alg I & Geo            April 15-16

    • Science (6-8)         April 24-25

    • US Hist, Govt        April 22-23

    • Biology                  April 24-25

Alternative Assessments 2024

  • Feb 26 - April 19, 2024

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. 

Practice Resources

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

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