State & District-wide Test Information for Parents

Title I Requires that the  JALSD provide parents with certain testing information regarding state and Local Testing. This page provides information and links for parents.
At the beginning of each school year, a district that receives Title I-Part A funds notifies the parents of each student attending a Title I-Part A school that the parents may request, and the district provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner), information regarding any State or district policy regarding student participation in any assessments mandated by section 1111(b)(2) and by the State or district, including a policy, procedure, or parental right to opt the child out of the assessment, where applicable.

2261.02 - TITLE I – PARENTS’ RIGHT TO KNOW  In accordance with the requirement of Federal law, for each school receiving Title I funds, the Superintendent shall make sure that all parents of students in that school are notified that they may request, and the Board will provide the following information on the student's classroom teachers: read more

Jefferson Area Local Schools Student Participation in State Testing Parent / Guardian Option Out of Testing Information and Form.

The use of state tests to measure school districts, school buildings, teachers and students has in some arenas has become controversial. Standardized tests are used throughout society, for better or for worse, and student familiarity and practice with them has become both a part of all of our school and work lives. Standardized tests include the following tests types: diagnostic, achievement, placement, ability, college entrance, graduate school entrance and professional certification. These are just some of the categories of tests we face. Whether getting a driving license, applying to work in safety services, entering the military or being admitted into a graduate program standardized testing is used as a part of the process. READ MORE and Download Opt Out Form

The district makes widely available through public means (including by posting in a clear and easily accessible manner on the district’s website and, where practicable, on the website of each Title I school served by the district) for each grade served by the district, information on each assessment required by the State to comply with section 1111, other assessments required by the State, and where the information is available and feasible to report, assessments required districtwide by the district, including—(i) the subject matter assessed; (ii) the purpose for which the assessment is designed and used; (iii) the source of the requirement for the assessment; and (iv) where such information is available—(I) the amount of time students will spend taking the assessment, and the schedule for the assessment; and (II) the time and format for disseminating results.


Ohio’s State Tests

State Testing Dates:

Each school district chooses a consecutive series of school days to administer state tests within specified windows, or periods of time. 

Ohio’s State Tests in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies


  • Grade 3 English language arts – Five consecutive school days, including makeups, within the Oct. 23 to Nov. 3 window
  • High school end-of-course tests – Ten consecutive school days, including makeups, within the Dec. 4 to Jan. 12 window


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 


  • Grade 3 English language arts – July 9-13
  • High school end-of-course tests –July 16-27

Ohio Graduation Tests
All test windows are open to all students required to take the OGT.

  • Fall 2017: Monday, Oct. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 5
  • Spring 2018: Monday, March 12 through Sunday, March 25  
  • Summer 2018 (Optional): Monday, June 11 through Sunday, June 24

Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment

  • Feb. 5-March 30
    • (Data file ready for download on May 14; printed Family Reports TBD)

Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

  • Feb. 20-April 13
    • (Score reports due in districts June 7)