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 by clicking the form at the bottom of this page.


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 district-wide 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.

DISTRICT-WIDE and STATE ASSESSMENTS:
After July 1, 2017, no student will spend more than two percent (2%) of the school year taking state assessments, including the Ohio graduation tests, college and work ready assessment systems and any District-wide assessment for all students in a specified subject area or grade level. Students will not spend more than one percent (1%) of the school year on diagnostic or practice assessments to prepare for the above assessments. Students with disabilities are exempt from this requirement, as are related diagnostic assessments for students who failed the English language arts achievement assessment, substitute examinations, or examinations to identify a gifted student.


Ohio’s State Tests












2018-2019 Testing Dates

(note: with the exception of the ACT for Juniors and some diagnostic or alternative assessments, Jefferson students take their state assessments online)

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

FALL TEST WINDOWS 2018

  • Grade 3 English language arts – Five consecutive school days, including makeups, within the Oct. 22 to Nov. 2 window
  • High school end-of-course tests – Fifteen consecutive school days, including makeups, within the Dec. 3 to Jan. 11 window
Fall 2018 OST results for English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies tests will be available to districts in the Online Reporting System (ORS) on the following dates:
  • Grade 3 ELA results for paper testers whose document was returned on-time and per procedures will be released Monday, December 17, 2018.
  • Printed family reports for Grade 3 English language arts tests are due in districts on January 21, 2019.
  • Results for all other paper testers whose document was returned on-time and per procedures will be released Monday, February 25, 2019.
  • Printed family reports for high school end-of-course tests are due in districts on March 25, 2019.
  • Release dates for online tests results have not yet been determined. 

SPRING TEST WINDOWS 2019

School districts select 15 consecutive school days, including makeups, within each test window.
  • English language arts - March 25 to April 26, 2019
  • Mathematics, science and social studies - April 1 to May 10, 2019 
Spring 2019 OST results for English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies tests will be available to districts in the Online Reporting System (ORS) on the following dates:
  • Grade 3 ELA results for paper testers whose document was returned on-time and per procedures will be released Monday, June 17, 2019.
  • Results for all other paper testers whose document was returned on-time and per procedures will be released Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
  • Release dates for online tests results have not yet been determined. 
  • Printed family reports for all spring 2019 OSTs are due in districts on July 24, 2019.

SUMMER TEST WINDOWS 2019 (OPTIONAL)

    • Grade 3 English language arts – July 8-12, 2019
    • High school end-of-course tests –July 15-26, 2019
    Summer 2019 OST results for English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies tests will be available to districts in the Online Reporting System (ORS) on the following dates:
    • Grade 3 ELA results for paper testers whose document was returned on-time and per procedures will be released Monday, August 26, 2019.
    • Printed family reports for Grade 3 English language arts tests are due in districts on Friday, September 20, 2019.
    • Results for all other paper testers whose document was returned on-time and per procedures will be released Monday, September 9, 2019.
    • Release dates for online tests results have not yet been determined. 
    • Printed family reports for high school end-of-course tests are due in districts on Monday, September 30, 2019.

    Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment

      • Feb. 4-March 29, 2019

    Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

      • Operational test - February 18-April 12, 2019
      • Independent Field Test - April 15-May 31, 2019 






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    William Mullane,
    Dec 26, 2018, 10:53 AM