This February marks the 100th anniversary of an Ohio State tradition. Since 1915, the chimes have been part of University life, housed in one of the oldest and most unique buildings on campus. WOSU’s Tom Rieland has this profile on the Chimes of Orton Hall…
Ohio Graduation, Testing Changes Set For Vote
Ohio high-schoolers beginning with the class of 2018 will see new graduation requirements and receive free college-admission testing under a legislative compromise heading toward approval.
The changes faced House and Senate votes Wednesday, after clearing a conference committee Tuesday.
New rules would begin with this fall’s 9th graders. They reduce elective requirements and establish seven end-of-course exams in math, science, U.S. history and government, and English to replace the Ohio Graduation Test.
A state Education Department spokesman said the bill provides families a definite timetable for planned replacement of the graduation test.
Students taking accelerated options, such as Advanced Placement, would be exempted from end-of-course exams in the related subject area. A remediation-free score on a nationally-recognized college admission test or an industry-recognized credential also could substitute for end-of-course testing.