Welcome to the GOVS Testing Information page, where you will find everything you need to know about required Ohio State Testing.
Current testing term:
- Ohio State Testing (Spring EOC/AIR Tests)
Spring End-of-course testing:
The State of Ohio requires high school students to take end-of-course (EOC) tests in order to meet requirements for a high school diploma.
To receive a diploma, a student must:
- earn a minimum of 18 graduation points, OR
- due to recent state legislation, show
- competency on the Algebra I and ELA II tests; and
- proficiency in Biology, American History, and American Government
This testing term is for students in ALL GRADES 7-12.
Every student should do the following:
- Determine which test(s) you need to take this session,
- Sign-up for a test session for each test you need to take, and
- Review for the tests.
(1) What tests do you have to take?
To see which tests you should take, CLICK HERE. This link will take you to a page where you can enter your 4-digit GOVS Student ID# (aka your VLA Username) and see which test(s) you should take.
Your GOVS Mentor will also be reaching out with this information.
(2) Sign-up for a date & time to take your tests.
Due to COVID 19 protocols, students MUST SIGN-UP FOR A TESTING SESSION.
This will ensure that we can keep students safe while testing.
Students can take ONE TEST per session. Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the session begins for registration, and please bring an ID for testing!
Click this link to sign-up for a test session (remember, one session per test): http://www.mygovs.com/Content/testingsignups
ALL local GOVS Testing will occur at the Warren County ESC's Western Row Campus -- the old Western Row Elementary school in Mason, Ohio. There is driving directions & other site procedures available on the above linked signup page.
(3) Review for your state tests.
After you enter your student ID number above and determine which test(s) you need to take, and after you sign-up for a test session, you should do some reviewing for the tests.
There are three ways you can review on your own:
Option #1: Paper Practice Tests
CLICK HERE to view and download the paper practice tests.
Option #2: Ohio Means Jobs Remediation
CLICK HERE to access the website. Choose the green Access Learning Express Anonymously button on the top of the page. Hit Continue. When the OMJ Assessment and Training Center page opens, scroll down to School Center and you will find different skills improvement practice.
Option #3: Ohio Department of Education interactive practice tests
CLICK HERE to access the website. You can complete these tests under a guest account.
If you would like some general/misc. test prep, CLICK HERE.