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
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
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.
Ohio State Tests—Spring
Mathematics & Science
Apr 17, 2023—
May 5, 2023
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