All GOVS students must take two STAR tests during the year.
The first round of STAR Testing (there is a reading test & a math test) must be completed within 20 days of a student's first day of school with GOVS.
The second round of STAR testing will be completed approximately 13 weeks after Round #1. Students will be contacted by Dr. Dan Michael to alert them.
All STAR signups are located within GOVS SUCCESS B (in your VLA course list).
The main testing location is at the new GOVS Student Center in Mason (755 Western Row Rd., Mason, 45040). Wing B-3. Follow the green GOVS signs and you will find us.
As with previous testing, if you live >50 miles away from the testing location (aka the Student Center), you will be able to indicate that on the testing signup. Someone will reach out to you with next steps.
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
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?
Every GOVS student who needs to test will receive a message. The message will go out via text, email, and a phone message. We send it to the parent/guardian phone numbers, as well as their email address(es).
The message went to each student's @mygovs.com gmail account.
To see which test(s) you should take, please check that message.
Your student's Academic Coach/Intervention Specialist also has that information.
(2) Sign-up for a date & time to take your tests.
Students MUST SIGN-UP FOR A TESTING SESSION.
This will ensure that we have enough space for all students who need to test.
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):
ALL local GOVS Testing will occur at the GOVS Student Center (755 Western Row Rd., Mason, OH 45040). This is the same location where all STAR testing & the ACT testing was.
There are driving directions & other site procedures available on the above linked signup page.
(3) Review for your state tests.
Please contact your academic coach to 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: Practice Tests
CLICK HERE to view and download the practice tests.
Option #2: Ohio Means Jobs Remediation
CLICK HERE to access the website. Choose the blue 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.
GOVS Testing Coordinator
Dr. Dan Michael - email@example.com
Ohio Licensure: Administrative Specialist – Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development