Ohio Department of Education Assessment Approval
Edmentum Exact Path, our K–12 diagnostic-driven, individualized instruction program, is now an approved assessment by the Ohio Department of Education. Exact Path has achieved approval status for the 2023–24 school year for use as High Quality Student Data (HQSD), as a Gifted Identification Assessment, and a Comparable Assessment to Ohio's K-3 Diagnostic Assessment for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee (K-3 Diagnostic).
What assessment lists is Exact Path approved for?
Comparable Assessments to Ohio's K-3 Diagnostic Assessment for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee (K-3 Diagnostic) are Ohio Department of Education approved diagnostic assessments that may be used to meet the requirement of a reading diagnostic for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Districts and schools must annually assess the reading skills of each student in grades K-3 to determine whether or not students are reading at the level set by Ohio Learning Standards. Exact Path's reading diagnostic is a state-approved assessment tool, indispensable to educators as they identify and plan supports for on-track and not on-track readers.
High Quality Student Data (HQSD) is in place to inform instruction and enhance teacher practice. Teacher evaluations require at least two measures of high-quality student data to provide evidence of student learning attributable to the teacher being evaluated. While HQSD includes the value-added progress dimension, it also allows teachers to use one other approved assessment, which is where Exact Path diagnostics can play a powerful role to guide instructional decisions for students.
Gifted Identification Assessments are used in Ohio to identify students who receive a qualifying score as gifted or showing potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment. Districts are required to evaluate students twice per year who are referred and whole-grade screening is completed once during the 3–6 grade band. In making these critical decisions, Exact Path diagnostics are an approved tool for identifying specific academic achievement in math and reading.
Learn more about Exact Path for assessments and intervention.