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Ohio's State Tests (OST)

What are the OST 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 grades 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. Click on the following link for more information from the Ohio Department of Education. 
When do students take the OST assessments?
Here is the schedule of assessments for the current school year. The assessments are delivered during specific windows established by the Ohio Department of Education.  Green will be testing on these dates.

Assessment Windows Start Date End Date
Fall Grade 3 language arts Oct 16 Nov 3
Fall High School biology Nov 27 Jan 12
Spring Grades 3 language arts April 17 April 18
Spring Grades 3 math May 1 May 2
Spring Grade 4-8 language arts April 10 April 11
Spring Grade 4-8 math April 23 April 24
Spring Grade 5 and 8 Science April 16 April 17
Spring ELA 10 April 18 April 19
Spring Algebra 1 and Geomety April 24 April 25
Spring American History and Goverment April 26 --
Spring Biology    

How are the OST 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.