Dear Lancer Parents and Guardians,
This spring, our students will be taking the End of Course (EOC) assessments as mandated by the Ohio Department of Education. Students must take an EOC assessment in the year that they take the corresponding course. For example, students currently enrolled in Algebra 1 will be taking the Algebra 1 EOC assessment. For this reason, different students may be taking a different assortment and number of assessments this spring. Students taking English 1, English 2, Algebra 1, Geometry, US History, Government, and Biology will be testing during this time.
In order to be eligible for a high school diploma via the Ohio State Tests Pathway, a student must accumulate a total of 18 graduation points from all seven assessments. Student’s scores will range from a one to a five on the assessments. A score of three is considered passing. The EOC assessments are an important piece of a student’s path to graduation. You may refer to the Earning an Ohio High School Diploma page for information on additional Pathways to graduation. Please ensure that your student gets plenty of rest, eats a healthy breakfast, and attends school on his or her assigned test days.
The test dates for this spring are:
- April 9th and 10th: English 1 and English 2
- April 23rd and 24th: Algebra 1 and Geometry
- April 30th: Biology
- May 1st: US History and US Government
Also, during this time, we will be administering tests to those students who need to retake them. We will use the following guidelines to determine which tests to administer for retakes:
- Any student who has a missing test score (if the student is not currently taking the course).
- Any student who has not earned a minimum of four total points on the English assessments, four total points on the Math assessments, or six total points on the combined Social Studies and Science assessments.
- Any student with a score of 1 or 2 on an assessment.
- Any student with 15 or less total points and who has not taken at least 6 tests.
- Any student whose parent requests that a student retest.
We will be running a 2 hour late arrival schedule for those students who are not testing. Students who are testing will arrive at school at their normal time (7:40 am). Students who are not testing but need to ride the bus to school will report to the cafeteria at 7:40. It is imperative that students who are testing arrive to school on time and with their Chromebooks charged.
While we can not control the number of assessments required by the Ohio Department of Education, we continue to search, collaborate, and problem solve for the best possible schedule for students. Teaching and learning remains our top priority. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together for our students.
If you have any questions, please contact me at 740-928-4526 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kevin Krier, Principal