Ohio State Tests

This letter is to notify you that Harding High School will modify its schedule for spring Ohio State Tests on April 4 (English OST), April 9 (Algebra/Geometry OST), and April 11 (Biology OST) with a delay schedule for non-testers only. This change will let us test all required students with minimum disruption to the school day and ensure that students have the best opportunity to be successful on the Ohio State Tests. Students will be notified of their required tests by March 19 and testing will begin on April 2.

First-time or scheduled early retest students

If a student is taking a test for the first time OR has selected an early retest, they will test on April 4, April 9, April 11 or April 16. These students will start school at the regular 7:30 a.m. start time and end at 2:30.

Non-testing or scheduled retest students

Students not being tested may include students who are re-testing and students who have already achieved a proficient score on the tests. On April 4, 9 or 11 these students will follow the two-hour delay schedule and start at 9:30 a.m. Additional bus routes will run for the two-hour delay schedule.

Scheduled retest students If a student needs to retake an Ohio State Test they will be scheduled during the normal school day. If a student would prefer to attend school at 7:30 a.m. on April 4, 9, or 11 to retake tests, the student may schedule a day to complete the retake(s) with the Harding Guidance Office. The benefit of this option allows for the student to complete a retest without absences from their current daily class schedule.

Test review

Test review/practice with certified staff members is available for all students on April 4, 9, or 11 in Room 1.

The Ohio State Tests The Ohio State Tests are a graduation requirement. To earn a high school diploma students must earn at least 18 points on seven end-of-course state tests. End of-course tests are: Algebra I, Geometry, American Government, American History, Biology, English I, and English II. Each test score has the potential for students to earn up to five graduation points. Students must have a minimum of four points in math, four points in English and six points across science and social studies. To benefit your son/daughter for the day of the test, we advise that each student get a good night’s sleep so they are rested, focused, and ready to perform well. Students will be offered free breakfast before the test though no food, beverages, or cell phones are permitted in the testing rooms.

For additional information on Ohio State Tests, visit the site below or contact Harding High School.