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.
Spring 2019 Ohio State Test Dates
April 10 and 11: English 1 and 2
April 15 and 17: Biology 1 and 2
April 18: American History and American Government, parts 1 and 2
April 24 and 25: Algebra and Geometry, parts 1 and 2