Ohio's State Tests

Ohio's State Tests

Mandatory State Assessments (AIR Assessments)

What are the AIR assessements?
The State of Ohio requires all students in grades 3 through 8 to take standardized tests each year in language arts and mathematics. Students in grade 5 and 8 also take state tests in science. At the high school level, students are required to take standardized state assessments in 9th and 10th grade language arts, algebra, geometry, biology, U.S. history and U.S. government. Students and teachers refer to these as the AIR assessments. AIR stands for the American Institutes of Research, the agency that develops and delivers the assessments.
When do students take the AIR assessments?
Here is the schedule of assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. The assessments are delivered during specific windows established by the Ohio Department of Education.
 Assessment  Start Date End Date
 Fall Grade 3 language arts
 October 21
 November 1
 Fall High School language arts & biology 
 December 2
 January 10
 Spring Grades 3 to 10 language arts
 March 23
 April 24
 Spring Grades 3 to 8 math, 
 Grades 5 and 8 science
 March 30
 May 8
 Spring high school algebra, 
 geometry, biology, US history, US govt. 
How are the AIR assessments delivered?
All state assessments are delivered to students online using secure technology tools and resources.
How long do the assessments last?
There are two sessions for each assessment. Students typically complete one session each day. Session length varies and no session exceeds 105 minutes in length.
When will assessment results be shared with parents?
Results of the fall assessments will be shared with families in February and March. Results of the spring assessments will be sent to families via U.S. Mail in August.  

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