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Testing Information

Student Assessment Information:
 
This page contains testing information for grades K - 12.  If you have any questions about district testing, please contact Mrs. Amy Olivieri, District Testing Coordinator, at 330-706-2730.

Federal and state laws require all districts and schools to test all students in specific grades and courses. 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. If a parent withdraws a student from participation in state tests, there may be consequences for the student,  the student's teacher, and the school and district.  State tests are critical for measuring student learning and ensuring that every Ohio student receives a high-quality education. The results from state tests are how we are held accountable. 
 
Current state law requires achievement assessments in English language arts and math for each of grades three through eight and science in grades five and eight. Further, state law requires high school end-of-course exams, starting with the class of 2023, in English language arts II, Algebra I, Biology, American History, and American Government. High school students must also take a nationally standardized assessment, the ACT.

Possible Consequences for Students When They Do Not Take State Tests:
1. Third Grade Reading Guarantee: A student who does not take the state's grade 3 English language arts test will not have a score on that test and may not be promoted to the fourth grade as part of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee, unless an exemption applies. For more information on exemptions, visit the Ohio Department of Education.
2. English Learners: A student who does not take the Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment cannot exit the English as a Second Language Program.
3. High School Graduation Requirements: Students must take all end of course exams and achieve a score of competent on English Language Arts II and Algebra I. More information on graduation requirements can be found on the Ohio Department of Education's website.
 
More about the Ohio assessment program can be found here:
 
In addition, students in first through seventh grades take a diagnostic assessment three times per year in reading and mathematics. This test is the MAP (Measure of Academic Progress). More information about the MAP assessment can be found here: https://www.nwea.org/map-growth/
 
At the second and fourth grade, the district gives the InView tests for determining whether students are eligible for gifted identification and services as superior cognitive.  The state sets strict criteria as to what scores produce gifted designations. 
More on gifted education can be found on the ODE website: 
 
Additionally, high school students can participate in the ASVAB, PSAT, SAT and ACT.   
 
Elementary Testing Schedule 
 

Kindergarten KRA

 

Week of August 24, 2020

 

NWEA Diagnostics (Reading, Math) 

Gr 1-4

Week of September 21, 2020

Fall ELA Grade 3 

 

Week of October 26, 2020

 

InView Ability Testing Grade 4  (2 days)

Week of October 26, 2020

 

InView Ability Testing Grade 2 (3 days)


Week of October 26, 2020

NWEA Diagnostics (Reading, Math) 

Gr 1-4

Winter window concludes on February 28, 2021

OELPA (English Language Proficiency)

 

February 1 – March 26, 2021

Alternate Assessment

 

February 2 – March 19, 2021

NWEA Diagnostics (Reading, Math) 

Gr 1-4

Spring window concludes on May 28, 2021.

Spring ELA Grade 3 & 4 (2 days)


March 25 -March 26, 2021

Spring Math Grade 3 & 4 (2 days)         


April 27-April 28, 2021

 
Middle School Testing Schedule 
 

NMS


Fall NWEA Diagnostics (Reading, Math) 

Gr 5-7

Fall window concludes on October 30, 2020

NMS


Winter NWEA Diagnostics (Reading, Math) 

Gr 5-7

January 25 - February 5, 2021

NMS


Spring NWEA Diagnostics (Reading, Math) 

Gr 5-7

Spring window concludes on May 28, 2021.

NMS

 

ELA Grades 6 & 7

 

ELA Grades 5 & 8
 

April 19, 2021

 

April 16, 2021

NMS

Science Grades 5 & 8

 

April 30, 2021

NMS

Math Grades 6 & 7
 
 
Math Grades 5 & 8 
April 26, 2021
 
 
April 23, 2021

NMS

OELPA (English Language Proficiency)

February 1 – March 26, 2021

NMS

 

Alternate Assessment

February 2 – March 19, 2021

 
High School Testing Schedule 
 
 

 High School 

 Sophomores PSAT


 High School 

 PSAT or ASVAB : Juniors

 

 High School

 Retakes – EOC exams       (as  needed - TBD)

 December 1-17, 2020

 High School

 OELPA (English Language  Proficiency)

 February 1 – March 26, 2021

 High School

 Alternate Assessment 

 February 2 – March 19, 2021

 High School 

 ACT

 February 23, 2021

 High School 

 ELA II 

 April 16, 2021 AM

 High School

 Algebra I

 Geometry 

 April 15, 2021 AM

 April 22, 2021 AM

 High School

 American History

 Government 

 April 15, 2021 PM

 April 22, 2021 PM

 High School

 Biology 

 April 23, 2021 AM 

 
 Staff Resources:
 
   All test administrators are required to complete this course prior to testing.
   NPDC: Provider- Cambium/AIR   Single Workshop   .50 contact hour   Time- On Demand
   Date- Completed prior to testing