2018 Testing Information
UPDATE 4/19/18: English end of course exams will resume first thing Monday morning, April 23. English tests will be taken from 7:25am to 9am. Non-testing students and students caught up with their coursework will have a 2 hour late arrival day. Tuesday and Thursday remain as 2 hour late arrival days as announced previously to have the math and history end of course state tests. Testing student names are listed on the front window of the main office and may include students not currently enrolled in the tested subject areas. Be sure to ask the office for clarification if you are unsure about why you are on the list. Please have your student show you their Infinite Campus grades to determine if they should report to school to complete work during the late arrival days if they are not already reporting for testing. As always, call the office with questions.
Spring testing will begin April 18. Testing Letter to Parents
- April 18: ELA I & II – no school for non-tested students
- April 24: Alegebra I & Geometry (2 hour late arrival)
- April 26: Am. History & Am. Government (2 hour late arrival)
- May 1: Biology (2 hour late arrival)
Who will test? 1.)Any student who tested in December 2017 and did not earn a passing score (3 points). The state does not penalize students for re-testing in the same school year. Students will have the higher of the two scores counted towards graduation points. 2.) Any student who does not have 18 total graduation points, even if they earned the minimum 4 points on the test. The state is currently making all students who do not earn a total of 18 points re-test in any Math or English test in which they did not earn a 3 or higher. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Sabol or Mrs. DeRamo in the office.
This year at Cardinal High School, your son or daughter will be participating in various classroom, district, and
There are several ways to complete the state required testing criteria for graduate. Beginning with the class of 2018,
Ohio allows several options to qualify for a high school diploma.
- Option 1: Ohio State tests – Earn at least 18 points on seven end-of-course state tests. Each test score earns
you up to five graduation points. You must have a minimum of four points in math, four points in english and
six points across science and social studies. Your school and district receive grades on the Ohio School Report
Cards for all students’ scores and participation on state tests. Students enrolled in specified courses are
required to test.
- Option 2: Industry credential and workforce readiness -Earn a minimum of 12 points by receiving a State
Board of Education-approved, industry-recognized credential or group of credentials in a single career field
and earn a 13 on WorkKeys, a work-readiness test.
- Option 3: College and career readiness tests – Earn the “remediation-free” scores on either the ACT or SAT as
- ACT Scores: English > 18
Math & Reading > 22
- SAT Scores: Writing > 430
Math > 520
Reading > 450
- ACT Scores: English > 18
The state will continue to use the AIR assessments as a measurement tool to report academic progress on the State
Report Card. At the high school level, students will be tested in English Language Arts 1 & 2 (English 9 & 10),
Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology, American History, and American Government. Cardinal High School students have the ability to retake any AIR test if points are needed for graduation giving students an opportunity to earn additional points.
Districts and community schools must administer a state-funded college and career readiness test to juniors in spring 2018 as one of their three diploma options. Cardinal Local School District selected the state-funded ACT college and career readiness test.
Building administrators, school counselors, and teachers will be communicating specific testing information
throughout the school year. Testing dates are outlined on the back of this page and are subject to change. If you have
any questions at any time, please don’t hesitate to seek out their professional knowledge of the testing experience.
Please ensure your child’s best performance on these tests by encouraging your child to go to bed early the night before and to eat a nutritious breakfast the morning of testing. Best Wishes for a successful testing year!