Friday, February 28, 2014

Update on PSAT requirement for Fall 2014

UPDATE:  Following is helpful information in planning assessment timelines for 2014.2015

Last fall, Ohio schools were informed that they would be required to give PSAT assessments to high school sophomores beginning in October 2014. The Ohio Department of Education will not require that the PSAT be given in October 2014.

Currently House Bill 193 is pending in the Ohio legislature. This legislation may affect Ohio graduation and testing requirements. As a result, the department has chosen to postpone the PSAT to avoid any potential graduation or testing conflicts. When we have a clear picture of what graduation and testing requirements will be, we will share that with you.
We realize that this is a significant change for districts and appreciate your continued patience as we work through a changing system. Our goal is to ensure that we develop an assessment program that gives us a full and accurate picture of our students’ knowledge and skills, while avoiding unnecessary or duplicate testing.

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