(Information Provided by the Ohio Department of Education)
State assessments in a variety of formats that assist in providing accommodations to students whose Limited English Proficient (LEP) status allows for use of special testing accommodations. All students coded LEP are to receive extended time and the use of a dictionary during testing. Eligible LEP students may receive additional testing accommodations if they meet the following three conditions:
Ohio State Tests:State and Federal law require an annual assessment of K-12 Limited English Proficient (LEP) students to measure their English language proficiency. The Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA) is the assessment used for testing English language proficiency for Ohio LEP students in Grades K-12.2. American Institutes for Research (AIR) and High School Courses (end of course tests):
- have been enrolled in US schools less than three years;
- scored at a beginning or intermediate level in Reading on a test of English Language Proficiency; and
- scored at a beginning or intermediate level in Writing on a test of English Language Proficiency.
- Students in grades 3-8 and high school will take Ohio’s State Tests in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies in the 2015-2016 school year.
- High School Courses Classes of 2018 and beyond – End-of-course tests in English language arts I and II, algebra I, geometry (or integrated mathematics I and II), biology or physical science (class of 2018 only), American history and American government.
- Classes of 2015-2017 – Ohio Graduation Tests and end-of-course tests in American history and American government.