Ohio Students Buckle Down For Key Standardized Tests
School districts and students are buckling down for statewide assessments. Through May 16, schools around the state will be testing their students using the Ohio Achievement Assessment, also known as the OAAâs. Of course, the grades play a big role in how students and school districts are evaluated. But as John Charlton with the Ohio Department of Education explains, itâs not just about getting top marks but for students to show growth. âWeâd like to see all students be successful without a doubt weâd like them all to be straight-A students," Charlton said. "But weâre realistic enough to know thatâs not really the case. What we need to do is meet students where theyâre at and provide them with the education to move them forward." Changes are already in the works for next yearâs testing period. According to Charlton, districts around the state are preparing to administer the assessments completely online.