Testing Information

According to the Ohio Department of Education, "State achievement tests tell us how well our students are growing in the knowledge and skills outlined in Ohio’s Learning Standards. These tests help guide and strengthen future teaching so we can be sure that we are preparing our students for long-term success in school, college, careers and life. Test results also allow citizens to know how their local schools are performing compared to others around the state."

Students enrolled at GVA are required to take all Ohio state tests and any other examinations prescribed by law. Unless your child is significantly ill, please be sure he/she is in attendance during the testing window.  Family vacations during testing windows will not be tolerated.

All tests are administered on secured student ChromeBooks.

Ohio English Language Proficiency Screener

June 1, 2022—

May 25 2023

Required For:

New students in grades K - 8 who are potential English Language Learners (if families have indicated a home language other than English).

Will be administered within 30 days of enrollment.

Reading Diagnostic Assessment (NWEA MAP)

Aug 30, 2022—

Sept 30, 2022

Required For:

All students in grades K - 3.  Students in Grades 4-8 will also be administered a reading diagnostic to establish reading proficiency.

For new students starting after September, it will be administered within 30 days of enrollment.

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

July 1, 2022—

Sept 27, 2022

Required For:

All students enrolled in Kindergarten for the first time.

Ohio State Tests—Fall

Grade 3 English Language Arts Assessment

Oct 17, 2022—

Oct 21, 2022

Required For:

All students in grade 3.

Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment

Jan 30, 2023—

Mar 21, 2023

Required For:

All students in grades K - 8 who have been identified as English Language Learners.

Ohio State Tests—Spring

English Language Arts

Mar 27, 2023—

Apr 14, 2023

Required For:

All students in grades 3 - 8.

Ohio State Tests—Spring

Mathematics & Science

Apr 17, 2023—

May 5, 2023

Required For:

The math assessment is required for all students in grades 3 - 8.

Student enrolled in Algebra will take the High School End Of Course Exam for Algebra in leu of the grade 8 math assessment.

The science assessment is required