Schools must administer seven end-of-course exams and students are expected to take them. There is no law that allows a parent or student to opt out of state testing, and there is no state test opt-out procedure or form. It is important to understand that while students can meet their requirements to graduate without taking some or all state tests, schools and district still are held accountable on the Ohio School Report Cards for all seven tests required in state law.
To meet Ohio’s graduation test requirements, a student must fulfill one of three options. The Ohio Department of Education anticipates that the majority of students will use the end-of-course exams option as their pathway to graduate. Through this option, students must earn a total of 18 points with enough points in the required content areas to earn a high school diploma.
2017-2018 TESTING DATES
Fall Test Windows 2017
High school end-of-course tests – Ten consecutive school days, including makeups, within the December 4 to Januaty 12 window.
Spring Test Windows 2018
School districts select 15 consecutive school days, including makeups, within each test window.
English language arts - March 26 to April 27
Mathematics, science and social studies - April 2 to May 11
SUMMER TEST WINDOWS 2018 (optional)
High school end-of-course tests –July 16-27