Ohio State Tests

Harding High School will modify its schedule during spring Ohio State Tests on April 19, April 24, April 26 and May 1. 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 April 2 and testing will begin on April 9 and end on May 11.

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 19, April 24, April 26 or May 1. These students will start school at the regular 7:30 a.m. start time and end at 2:30 p.m.

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 19, 24, 26, or May 1, 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 19, April 24, April 26 or May 1 to retake tests, the student may schedule a day to compete 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 availlable for all students on April 19, 24, 26 or May 1 in room 8.

The Ohio State Tests

In order to graduate, high school students must earn 21 credits. The state also requires students to prove they are ready for college/careers.

One possible option to prove college/career readiness is to earn a cumulative passing score of 18 points using seven end-of-course state tests that are part of Ohio State Tests.

End-of-course tests are: Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, American History, American Government, English (ELA) 1, and English (ELA) 2. Each test score earns students 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 informatoin on Ohio State Tests, visit the Ohio Department of Education website or contact Harding High School.

Thank you for having your student here on time and ready to be successful on the Ohio State Tests.

Information for students taking Ohio Graduation Tests

Ohio State Tests SCHEDULE

Harding High School will give Ohio State Tests to students April 9 through May 11. There are days set aside for students taking tests for the first time and for students re-taking tests.

Students who need to retake tests and want to avoid being pulled out of class time are urged to sign up to take their retest on a delayed start day. Sign up sheets will be located in the guidance office.

First-time test takers

Dates scheduled for first-time test takers are:

ELA I/II, April 19

Algebra/Geometry, April 24

Biology, April 26

History/Government, May 1

Test re-takers

Dates scheduled for re-takes of Ohio State Tests are:


April 9, April 10, April 11, April 12, April 13, April 16, April 17, April 18, April 20, April 23 (retest or make up exam AM/PM), April 25 (retest or make up exam AM/PM), April 27 (rest or make up exam AM/PM)

Algebra/Geometry (retest or make up exam)

April 25, April 27, May 2 (AM only), May 3, May 4, May 7, Ma7 8, May 9, May 10, May 11

Biology (retest or make up exam)

May 2 (AM only), May 3, May 4, May 7, May 8, May 9 (AM only), May 10, May 11

History/Government (retest or make up exam)

May 2 (AM only) May 3, May 4, May 7, May 8, May 9 (AM only), May 10, May 11

Harding's testing calendar

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