130th Ohio General Assembly
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Sub. H. B. No. 193  As Passed by the House
As Passed by the House

130th General Assembly
Regular Session
2013-2014
Sub. H. B. No. 193


Representative Brenner 

Cosponsors: Representatives Bishoff, Anielski, Brown, Burkley, Fedor, Grossman, Hagan, C., Kunze, Letson, McGregor, Milkovich, Patmon, Sheehy, Stebelton Speaker Batchelder 



A BILL
To amend sections 3301.079, 3301.0710, 3301.0711, 3301.0712, 3301.16, 3302.02, 3302.03, 3302.031, 3310.14, 3310.522, 3313.532, 3313.603, 3313.61, 3313.611, 3313.612, 3313.614, 3313.615, 3313.976, 3314.017, 3314.03, 3314.36, 3325.08, 3326.11, 3328.24, 3328.25, 3329.07, 3329.08, and 3333.123 and to enact sections 3301.946, 3302.036, 3313.618, 3314.019, 3329.081, and 3329.082 of the Revised Code with respect to state academic achievement assessments and high school graduation requirements; to amend the version of section 3326.11 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect July 1, 2014, to continue the provisions of this act on or after that effective date.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That sections 3301.079, 3301.0710, 3301.0711, 3301.0712, 3301.16, 3302.02, 3302.03, 3302.031, 3310.14, 3310.522, 3313.532, 3313.603, 3313.61, 3313.611, 3313.612, 3313.614, 3313.615, 3313.976, 3314.017, 3314.03, 3314.36, 3325.08, 3326.11, 3328.24, 3328.25, 3329.07, 3329.08, and 3333.123 be amended and sections 3301.946, 3302.036, 3313.618, 3314.019, 3329.081, and 3329.082 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 3301.079.  (A)(1) The state board of education periodically shall adopt statewide academic standards with emphasis on coherence, focus, and rigor for each of grades kindergarten through twelve in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Prior to adopting or revising any academic content standards under division (A) of this section on or after the effective date of this amendment, the state board shall hold not less than three public hearings that allow public comment and testimony on the proposed academic standards or revisions. Not less than fourteen days prior to each public hearing, the state board shall provide notice of the hearing to all school districts, all public and chartered nonpublic schools, the news media, the governor, and all members of the general assembly. The notice shall also be posted in a prominent location on the department of education's web site.
(a) The standards shall specify the following:
(i) The core academic content and skills that students are expected to know and be able to do at each grade level that will allow each student to be prepared for postsecondary instruction and the workplace for success in the twenty-first century;
(ii) The development of skill sets that promote information, media, and technological literacy;
(iii) Interdisciplinary, project-based, real-world learning opportunities.
(b) Not later than July 1, 2012, the state board shall incorporate into the social studies standards for grades four to twelve academic content regarding the original texts of the Declaration of Independence, the Northwest Ordinance, the Constitution of the United States and its amendments, with emphasis on the Bill of Rights, and the Ohio Constitution, and their original context. The state board shall revise the model curricula and achievement assessments adopted under divisions (B) and (C) of this section as necessary to reflect the additional American history and American government content. The state board shall make available a list of suggested grade-appropriate supplemental readings that place the documents prescribed by this division in their historical context, which teachers may use as a resource to assist students in reading the documents within that context.
(2) After completing the standards required by division (A)(1) of this section, the state board shall adopt standards and model curricula for instruction in technology, financial literacy and entrepreneurship, fine arts, and foreign language for grades kindergarten through twelve. The standards shall meet the same requirements prescribed in division (A)(1)(a) of this section.
(3) The state board shall adopt the most recent standards developed by the national association for sport and physical education for physical education in grades kindergarten through twelve or shall adopt its own standards for physical education in those grades and revise and update them periodically.
The department of education shall employ a full-time physical education coordinator to provide guidance and technical assistance to districts, community schools, and STEM schools in implementing the physical education standards adopted under this division. The superintendent of public instruction shall determine that the person employed as coordinator is qualified for the position, as demonstrated by possessing an adequate combination of education, license, and experience.
(4) When academic standards have been completed for any subject area required by this section, the state board shall inform all school districts, all community schools established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code, all STEM schools established under Chapter 3326. of the Revised Code, and all nonpublic schools required to administer the assessments prescribed by sections 3301.0710 and 3301.0712 of the Revised Code of the content of those standards.
(B)(1) The state board shall adopt a model curriculum for instruction in each subject area for which updated academic standards are required by division (A)(1) of this section and for each of grades kindergarten through twelve that is sufficient to meet the needs of students in every community. The model curriculum shall be aligned with the standards, to ensure that the academic content and skills specified for each grade level are taught to students, and shall demonstrate vertical articulation and emphasize coherence, focus, and rigor. When any model curriculum has been completed, the state board shall inform all school districts, community schools, and STEM schools of the content of that model curriculum.
(2) Not later than June 30, 2013, the state board, in consultation with any office housed in the governor's office that deals with workforce development, shall adopt model curricula for grades kindergarten through twelve that embed career connection learning strategies into regular classroom instruction.
(3) All school districts, community schools, and STEM schools may utilize the state standards and the model curriculum established by the state board, together with other relevant resources, examples, or models to ensure that students have the opportunity to attain the academic standards. Upon request, the department shall provide technical assistance to any district, community school, or STEM school in implementing the model curriculum.
Nothing in this section requires any school district to utilize all or any part of a model curriculum developed under this section.
(C) The state board shall develop achievement assessments aligned with the academic standards and model curriculum for each of the subject areas and grade levels required by divisions (A)(1) and (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code.
When any achievement assessment has been completed, the state board shall inform all school districts, community schools, STEM schools, and nonpublic schools required to administer the assessment of its completion, and the department shall make the achievement assessment available to the districts and schools.
(D)(1) The state board shall adopt a diagnostic assessment aligned with the academic standards and model curriculum for each of grades kindergarten through two in reading, writing, and mathematics and for grade three in reading and writing. The diagnostic assessment shall be designed to measure student comprehension of academic content and mastery of related skills for the relevant subject area and grade level. Any diagnostic assessment shall not include components to identify gifted students. Blank copies of diagnostic assessments shall be public records.
(2) When each diagnostic assessment has been completed, the state board shall inform all school districts of its completion and the department shall make the diagnostic assessment available to the districts at no cost to the district. School districts shall administer the diagnostic assessment pursuant to section 3301.0715 of the Revised Code beginning the first school year following the development of the assessment.
(E) The state board shall not adopt a diagnostic or achievement assessment for any grade level or subject area other than those specified in this section.
(F) Whenever When the state board or the department consults with persons for the purpose of drafting or reviewing drafts or conducts a review of any standards, diagnostic assessments, achievement assessments, or model curriculum required under this section, the state board or the department shall first consult with parents of students in kindergarten through twelfth grade and with active Ohio, currently employed classroom teachers, other school personnel, and administrators with expertise in the appropriate subject area, and representatives of higher education. Whenever practicable, the state board and department shall consult with teachers recognized as outstanding in their fields.
If the department contracts with more than one outside entity for the development of the achievement assessments required by this section, the department shall ensure the interchangeability of those assessments.
(G) Whenever the state board adopts standards or model curricula under this section, the department also shall provide information on the use of blended or digital learning in the delivery of the standards or curricula to students in accordance with division (A)(4) of this section.
(H) The fairness sensitivity review committee, established by rule of the state board of education, shall not allow any question on any achievement or diagnostic assessment developed under this section or any proficiency test prescribed by former section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code, as it existed prior to September 11, 2001, to include, be written to promote, or inquire as to individual moral or social values or beliefs. The decision of the committee shall be final. This section does not create a private cause of action.
(I) Not later than forty-five days prior to the adoption by the state board of updated academic standards under division (A)(1) of this section or updated model curricula under division (B)(1) of this section, the superintendent of public instruction shall present the academic standards or model curricula, as applicable, to the respective committees of the house of representatives and senate that consider education legislation.
(J) As used in this section:
(1) "Blended learning" means the delivery of instruction in a combination of time in a supervised physical location away from home and online delivery whereby the student has some element of control over time, place, path, or pace of learning.
(2) "Coherence" means a reflection of the structure of the discipline being taught.
(3) "Digital learning" means learning facilitated by technology that gives students some element of control over time, place, path, or pace of learning.
(4) "Focus" means limiting the number of items included in a curriculum to allow for deeper exploration of the subject matter.
(5) "Rigor" means more challenging and demanding when compared to international standards.
(6) "Vertical articulation" means key academic concepts and skills associated with mastery in particular content areas should be articulated and reinforced in a developmentally appropriate manner at each grade level so that over time students acquire a depth of knowledge and understanding in the core academic disciplines.
Sec. 3301.0710.  The state board of education shall adopt rules establishing a statewide program to assess student achievement. The state board shall ensure that all assessments administered under the program are aligned with the academic standards and model curricula adopted by the state board and are created with input from Ohio parents, Ohio classroom teachers, Ohio school administrators, and other Ohio school personnel pursuant to section 3301.079 of the Revised Code.
The assessment program shall be designed to ensure that students who receive a high school diploma demonstrate at least high school levels of achievement in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
(A)(1) The state board shall prescribe all of the following:
(a) Two statewide achievement assessments, one each designed to measure the level of English language arts and mathematics skill expected at the end of third grade;
(b) Three statewide achievement assessments, one each designed to measure the level of English language arts, mathematics, and social studies skill expected at the end of fourth grade;
(c) Three statewide achievement assessments, one each designed to measure the level of English language arts, mathematics, and science skill expected at the end of fifth grade;
(d) Three statewide achievement assessments, one each designed to measure the level of English language arts, mathematics, and social studies skill expected at the end of sixth grade;
(e) Two statewide achievement assessments, one each designed to measure the level of English language arts and mathematics skill expected at the end of seventh grade;
(f) Three statewide achievement assessments, one each designed to measure the level of English language arts, mathematics, and science skill expected at the end of eighth grade.
(2) The state board shall determine and designate at least five ranges of scores on each of the achievement assessments described in divisions (A)(1) and (B)(1) of this section. Each range of scores shall be deemed to demonstrate a level of achievement so that any student attaining a score within such range has achieved one of the following:
(a) An advanced A superior level of skill;
(b) An accelerated A commended level of skill;
(c) A proficient level of skill;
(d) A basic level of skill;
(e) A limited level of skill.
(3) For the purpose of implementing division (A) of section 3313.608 of the Revised Code, the state board shall determine and designate a level of achievement, not lower than the level designated in division (A)(2)(e) of this section, on the third grade English language arts assessment for a student to be promoted to the fourth grade. The state board shall review and adjust upward the level of achievement designated under this division each year the test is administered until the level is set equal to the level designated in division (A)(2)(c) of this section.
(B)(1) The assessments prescribed under division (B)(1) of this section shall collectively be known as the Ohio graduation tests. The state board shall prescribe five statewide high school achievement assessments, one each designed to measure the level of reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies skill expected at the end of tenth grade. The state board shall designate a score in at least the range designated under division (A)(2)(c) of this section on each such assessment that shall be deemed to be a passing score on the assessment as a condition toward granting high school diplomas under sections 3313.61, 3313.611, 3313.612, and 3325.08 of the Revised Code until the assessment system prescribed by section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code is implemented in accordance with rules adopted by the state board under division (D)(G) of that section.
(2) The state board shall prescribe an assessment system in accordance with section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code that shall replace the Ohio graduation tests in the manner prescribed by rules adopted by the state board under division (D)(G) of that section.
(3) The state board may enter into a reciprocal agreement with the appropriate body or agency of any other state that has similar statewide achievement assessment requirements for receiving high school diplomas, under which any student who has met an achievement assessment requirement of one state is recognized as having met the similar requirement of the other state for purposes of receiving a high school diploma. For purposes of this section and sections 3301.0711 and 3313.61 of the Revised Code, any student enrolled in any public high school in this state who has met an achievement assessment requirement specified in a reciprocal agreement entered into under this division shall be deemed to have attained at least the applicable score designated under this division on each assessment required by division (B)(1) or (2) of this section that is specified in the agreement.
(C) The superintendent of public instruction shall designate dates and times for the administration of the assessments prescribed by divisions (A) and (B) of this section.
In prescribing administration dates pursuant to this division, the superintendent shall designate the dates in such a way as to allow a reasonable length of time between the administration of assessments prescribed under this section and any administration of the national assessment of educational progress given to students in the same grade level pursuant to section 3301.27 of the Revised Code or federal law.
(D) The state board shall prescribe a practice version of each Ohio graduation test described in division (B)(1) of this section that is of comparable length to the actual test.
(E) Any committee established by the department of education for the purpose of making recommendations to the state board regarding the state board's designation of scores on the assessments described by this section shall inform the state board of the probable percentage of students who would score in each of the ranges established under division (A)(2) of this section on the assessments if the committee's recommendations are adopted by the state board. To the extent possible, these percentages shall be disaggregated by gender, major racial and ethnic groups, limited English proficient students, economically disadvantaged students, students with disabilities, and migrant students.
Sec. 3301.0711.  (A) The department of education shall:
(1) Annually furnish to, grade, and score all assessments required by divisions (A)(1) and (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code to be administered by city, local, exempted village, and joint vocational school districts, except that each district shall score any assessment administered pursuant to division (B)(10) of this section. Each assessment so furnished shall include the data verification code of the student to whom the assessment will be administered, as assigned pursuant to division (D)(2) of section 3301.0714 of the Revised Code. In furnishing the practice versions of Ohio graduation tests prescribed by division (D) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code, the department shall make the tests available on its web site for reproduction by districts. In awarding contracts for grading assessments, the department shall give preference to Ohio-based entities employing Ohio residents.
(2) Adopt rules for the ethical use of assessments and prescribing the manner in which the assessments prescribed by section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code shall be administered to students.
(B) Except as provided in divisions (C) and (J) of this section, the board of education of each city, local, and exempted village school district shall, in accordance with rules adopted under division (A) of this section:
(1) Administer the English language arts assessments prescribed under division (A)(1)(a) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code twice annually to all students in the third grade who have not attained the score designated for that assessment under division (A)(2)(c) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code.
(2) Administer the mathematics assessment prescribed under division (A)(1)(a) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code at least once annually to all students in the third grade.
(3) Administer the assessments prescribed under division (A)(1)(b) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code at least once annually to all students in the fourth grade.
(4) Administer the assessments prescribed under division (A)(1)(c) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code at least once annually to all students in the fifth grade.
(5) Administer the assessments prescribed under division (A)(1)(d) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code at least once annually to all students in the sixth grade.
(6) Administer the assessments prescribed under division (A)(1)(e) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code at least once annually to all students in the seventh grade.
(7) Administer the assessments prescribed under division (A)(1)(f) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code at least once annually to all students in the eighth grade.
(8) Except as provided in division (B)(9) of this section, administer any assessment prescribed under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code as follows:
(a) At least once annually to all tenth grade students and at least twice annually to all students in eleventh or twelfth grade who have not yet attained the score on that assessment designated under that division;
(b) To any person who has successfully completed the curriculum in any high school or the individualized education program developed for the person by any high school pursuant to section 3323.08 of the Revised Code but has not received a high school diploma and who requests to take such assessment, at any time such assessment is administered in the district.
(9) In lieu of the board of education of any city, local, or exempted village school district in which the student is also enrolled, the board of a joint vocational school district shall administer any assessment prescribed under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code at least twice annually to any student enrolled in the joint vocational school district who has not yet attained the score on that assessment designated under that division. A board of a joint vocational school district may also administer such an assessment to any student described in division (B)(8)(b) of this section.
(10) If the district has a three-year average graduation rate of not more than seventy-five per cent, administer each assessment prescribed by division (D) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code in September to all ninth grade students, beginning in the school year that starts July 1, 2005.
Except as provided in section 3313.614 of the Revised Code for administration of an assessment to a person who has fulfilled the curriculum requirement for a high school diploma but has not passed one or more of the required assessments, the assessments prescribed under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code and the practice assessments prescribed under division (D) of that section and required to be administered under divisions (B)(8), (9), and (10) of this section shall not be administered after the assessment system prescribed by division (B)(2) of section 3301.0710 and section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code is implemented under rule of the state board adopted under division (D)(1) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code July 1, 2016.
(11) Administer the assessments prescribed by division (B)(2) of section 3301.0710 and section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code in accordance with the timeline and plan for implementation of those assessments prescribed by rule of the state board adopted under division (D)(G)(1) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code.
(C)(1)(a) In the case of a student receiving special education services under Chapter 3323. of the Revised Code, the individualized education program developed for the student under that chapter shall specify the manner in which the student will participate in the assessments administered under this section. The individualized education program may excuse the student from taking any particular assessment required to be administered under this section if it instead specifies an alternate assessment method approved by the department of education as conforming to requirements of federal law for receipt of federal funds for disadvantaged pupils. To the extent possible, the individualized education program shall not excuse the student from taking an assessment unless no reasonable accommodation can be made to enable the student to take the assessment.
(b) Any alternate assessment approved by the department for a student under this division shall produce measurable results comparable to those produced by the assessment it replaces in order to allow for the student's results to be included in the data compiled for a school district or building under section 3302.03 of the Revised Code.
(c) Any student enrolled in a chartered nonpublic school who has been identified, based on an evaluation conducted in accordance with section 3323.03 of the Revised Code or section 504 of the "Rehabilitation Act of 1973," 87 Stat. 355, 29 U.S.C.A. 794, as amended, as a child with a disability shall be excused from taking any particular assessment required to be administered under this section if a plan developed for the student pursuant to rules adopted by the state board excuses the student from taking that assessment. In the case of any student so excused from taking an assessment, the chartered nonpublic school shall not prohibit the student from taking the assessment.
(2) A district board may, for medical reasons or other good cause, excuse a student from taking an assessment administered under this section on the date scheduled, but that assessment shall be administered to the excused student not later than nine days following the scheduled date. The district board shall annually report the number of students who have not taken one or more of the assessments required by this section to the state board of education not later than the thirtieth day of June.
(3) As used in this division, "limited English proficient student" has the same meaning as in 20 U.S.C. 7801.
No school district board shall excuse any limited English proficient student from taking any particular assessment required to be administered under this section, except that any limited English proficient student who has been enrolled in United States schools for less than one full school year shall not be required to take any reading, writing, or English language arts assessment. However, no board shall prohibit a limited English proficient student who is not required to take an assessment under this division from taking the assessment. A board may permit any limited English proficient student to take an assessment required to be administered under this section with appropriate accommodations, as determined by the department. For each limited English proficient student, each school district shall annually assess that student's progress in learning English, in accordance with procedures approved by the department.
The governing authority of a chartered nonpublic school may excuse a limited English proficient student from taking any assessment administered under this section. However, no governing authority shall prohibit a limited English proficient student from taking the assessment.
(D)(1) In the school year next succeeding the school year in which the assessments prescribed by division (A)(1) or (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code or former division (A)(1), (A)(2), or (B) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code as it existed prior to September 11, 2001, are administered to any student, the board of education of any school district in which the student is enrolled in that year shall provide to the student intervention services commensurate with the student's performance, including any intensive intervention required under section 3313.608 of the Revised Code, in any skill in which the student failed to demonstrate at least a score at the proficient level on the assessment.
(2) Following any administration of the assessments prescribed by division (D) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code to ninth grade students, each school district that has a three-year average graduation rate of not more than seventy-five per cent shall determine for each high school in the district whether the school shall be required to provide intervention services to any students who took the assessments. In determining which high schools shall provide intervention services based on the resources available, the district shall consider each school's graduation rate and scores on the practice assessments. The district also shall consider the scores received by ninth grade students on the English language arts and mathematics assessments prescribed under division (A)(1)(f) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code in the eighth grade in determining which high schools shall provide intervention services.
Each high school selected to provide intervention services under this division shall provide intervention services to any student whose results indicate that the student is failing to make satisfactory progress toward being able to attain scores at the proficient level on the Ohio graduation tests. Intervention services shall be provided in any skill in which a student demonstrates unsatisfactory progress and shall be commensurate with the student's performance. Schools shall provide the intervention services prior to the end of the school year, during the summer following the ninth grade, in the next succeeding school year, or at any combination of those times.
(E) Except as provided in section 3313.608 of the Revised Code and division (M) of this section, no school district board of education shall utilize any student's failure to attain a specified score on an assessment administered under this section as a factor in any decision to deny the student promotion to a higher grade level. However, a district board may choose not to promote to the next grade level any student who does not take an assessment administered under this section or make up an assessment as provided by division (C)(2) of this section and who is not exempt from the requirement to take the assessment under division (C)(3) of this section.
(F) No person shall be charged a fee for taking any assessment administered under this section.
(G)(1) Each school district board shall designate one location for the collection of assessments administered in the spring under division (B)(1) of this section and those administered under divisions (B)(2) to (7) of this section. Each district board shall submit the assessments to the entity with which the department contracts for the scoring of the assessments as follows:
(a) If the district's total enrollment in grades kindergarten through twelve during the first full school week of October was less than two thousand five hundred, not later than the Friday after all of the assessments have been administered;
(b) If the district's total enrollment in grades kindergarten through twelve during the first full school week of October was two thousand five hundred or more, but less than seven thousand, not later than the Monday after all of the assessments have been administered;
(c) If the district's total enrollment in grades kindergarten through twelve during the first full school week of October was seven thousand or more, not later than the Tuesday after all of the assessments have been administered.
However, any assessment that a student takes during the make-up period described in division (C)(2) of this section shall be submitted not later than the Friday following the day the student takes the assessment.
(2) The department or an entity with which the department contracts for the scoring of the assessment shall send to each school district board a list of the individual scores of all persons taking an assessment prescribed by division (A)(1) or (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code within sixty days after its administration, but in no case shall the scores be returned later than the fifteenth day of June following the administration. For assessments administered under this section by a joint vocational school district, the department or entity shall also send to each city, local, or exempted village school district a list of the individual scores of any students of such city, local, or exempted village school district who are attending school in the joint vocational school district.
(H) Individual scores on any assessments administered under this section shall be released by a district board only in accordance with section 3319.321 of the Revised Code and the rules adopted under division (A) of this section. No district board or its employees shall utilize individual or aggregate results in any manner that conflicts with rules for the ethical use of assessments adopted pursuant to division (A) of this section.
(I) Except as provided in division (G) of this section, the department or an entity with which the department contracts for the scoring of the assessment shall not release any individual scores on any assessment administered under this section. The state board of education shall adopt rules to ensure the protection of student confidentiality at all times. The rules may require the use of the data verification codes assigned to students pursuant to division (D)(2) of section 3301.0714 of the Revised Code to protect the confidentiality of student scores.
(J) Notwithstanding division (D) of section 3311.52 of the Revised Code, this section does not apply to the board of education of any cooperative education school district except as provided under rules adopted pursuant to this division.
(1) In accordance with rules that the state board of education shall adopt, the board of education of any city, exempted village, or local school district with territory in a cooperative education school district established pursuant to divisions (A) to (C) of section 3311.52 of the Revised Code may enter into an agreement with the board of education of the cooperative education school district for administering any assessment prescribed under this section to students of the city, exempted village, or local school district who are attending school in the cooperative education school district.
(2) In accordance with rules that the state board of education shall adopt, the board of education of any city, exempted village, or local school district with territory in a cooperative education school district established pursuant to section 3311.521 of the Revised Code shall enter into an agreement with the cooperative district that provides for the administration of any assessment prescribed under this section to both of the following:
(a) Students who are attending school in the cooperative district and who, if the cooperative district were not established, would be entitled to attend school in the city, local, or exempted village school district pursuant to section 3313.64 or 3313.65 of the Revised Code;
(b) Persons described in division (B)(8)(b) of this section.
Any assessment of students pursuant to such an agreement shall be in lieu of any assessment of such students or persons pursuant to this section.
(K)(1)(a) Except as otherwise provided in division (K)(1)(a) of this section, each chartered nonpublic school for which at least sixty-five per cent of its total enrollment is made up of students who are participating in state scholarship programs shall administer the applicable elementary assessments prescribed by division (A) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code. In accordance with procedures and deadlines prescribed by the department, the parent or guardian of a student enrolled in the school who is not participating in a state scholarship program may submit notice to the chief administrative officer of the school that the parent or guardian does not wish to have the student take the elementary assessments prescribed for the student's grade level under division (A) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code. If a parent or guardian submits an opt-out notice, the school shall not administer the assessments to that student. This option does not apply to any assessment required for a high school diploma under section 3313.612 of the Revised Code.
(b) If a chartered nonpublic school is not subject to division (K)(1)(a) of this section and is educating students in grades nine through twelve, it shall administer the applicable assessments prescribed by divisions division (B)(1) and (2) of section 3301.0710 or division (B) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code as a condition of compliance with section 3313.612 of the Revised Code. Any
(c) Any chartered nonpublic school that is not subject to division (K)(1)(a) of this section may participate in the assessment program by administering any of the assessments prescribed by division (A) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code. The chief administrator of the school shall specify which assessments the school will administer. Such specification shall be made in writing to the superintendent of public instruction prior to the first day of August of any school year in which assessments are administered and shall include a pledge that the nonpublic school will administer the specified assessments in the same manner as public schools are required to do under this section and rules adopted by the department.
(2) The department of education shall furnish the applicable assessments prescribed by section 3301.0710 or 3301.0712 of the Revised Code to each chartered nonpublic school that is subject to division (K)(1)(a) of this section or participates for administration by the school under division (K)(1)(b) of this section.
(L)(1) The superintendent of the state school for the blind and the superintendent of the state school for the deaf shall administer the assessments described by sections 3301.0710 and 3301.0712 of the Revised Code. Each superintendent shall administer the assessments in the same manner as district boards are required to do under this section and rules adopted by the department of education and in conformity with division (C)(1)(a) of this section.
(2) The department of education shall furnish the assessments described by sections 3301.0710 and 3301.0712 of the Revised Code to each superintendent.
(M) Notwithstanding division (E) of this section, a school district may use a student's failure to attain a score in at least the proficient range on the mathematics assessment described by division (A)(1)(a) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code or on an assessment described by division (A)(1)(b), (c), (d), (e), or (f) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code as a factor in retaining that student in the current grade level.
(N)(1) In the manner specified in divisions (N)(3) and (4) of this section, the assessments required by division (A)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code shall become public records pursuant to section 149.43 of the Revised Code on the first day of July following the school year that the assessments were administered.
(2) The department may field test proposed questions with samples of students to determine the validity, reliability, or appropriateness of questions for possible inclusion in a future year's assessment. The department also may use anchor questions on assessments to ensure that different versions of the same assessment are of comparable difficulty.
Field test questions and anchor questions shall not be considered in computing scores for individual students. Field test questions and anchor questions may be included as part of the administration of any assessment required by division (A)(1) or (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 and division (B) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code.
(3) Any field test question or anchor question administered under division (N)(2) of this section shall not be a public record. Such field test questions and anchor questions shall be redacted from any assessments which are released as a public record pursuant to division (N)(1) of this section.
(4) This division applies to the assessments prescribed by division (A) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code.
(a) The first administration of each assessment, as specified in former section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code, shall be a public record.
(b) For subsequent administrations of each assessment prior to the 2011-2012 school year, not less than forty per cent of the questions on the assessment that are used to compute a student's score shall be a public record. The department shall determine which questions will be needed for reuse on a future assessment and those questions shall not be public records and shall be redacted from the assessment prior to its release as a public record. However, for each redacted question, the department shall inform each city, local, and exempted village school district of the statewide academic standard adopted by the state board of education under section 3301.079 of the Revised Code and the corresponding benchmark to which the question relates. The preceding sentence does not apply to field test questions that are redacted under division (N)(3) of this section.
(c) The administrations of each assessment in the 2011-2012 school year and later shall not be a public record.
(5) Each assessment prescribed by division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code shall not be a public record.
(O) As used in this section:
(1) "Three-year average" means the average of the most recent consecutive three school years of data.
(2) "Dropout" means a student who withdraws from school before completing course requirements for graduation and who is not enrolled in an education program approved by the state board of education or an education program outside the state. "Dropout" does not include a student who has departed the country.
(3) "Graduation rate" means the ratio of students receiving a diploma to the number of students who entered ninth grade four years earlier. Students who transfer into the district are added to the calculation. Students who transfer out of the district for reasons other than dropout are subtracted from the calculation. If a student who was a dropout in any previous year returns to the same school district, that student shall be entered into the calculation as if the student had entered ninth grade four years before the graduation year of the graduating class that the student joins.
(4) "State scholarship programs" means the educational choice scholarship pilot program established under sections 3310.01 to 3310.17 of the Revised Code, the autism scholarship program established under section 3310.41 of the Revised Code, the Jon Peterson special needs scholarship program established under sections 3310.51 to 3310.64 of the Revised Code, and the pilot project scholarship program established under sections 3313.974 to 3313.979 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 3301.0712.  (A) The state board of education, the superintendent of public instruction, and the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents shall develop a system of college and work ready assessments as described in divisions division (B)(1) and (2) of this section to assess whether each student upon graduating from high school is ready to enter college or the workforce. The system shall replace the Ohio graduation tests prescribed in division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code as a measure of student academic performance and a prerequisite for one determinant of eligibility for a high school diploma in the manner prescribed by rule of the state board adopted under division (D)(G) of this section as follows:
(1) For students who have not yet entered the ninth grade on July 1, 2014, and for students in grades nine through twelve who wish to earn course credit under division (J)(2) of section 3313.603 of the Revised Code, beginning in the 2014-2015 school year;
(2) For students who enter the ninth grade for the first time on or after July 1, 2015, beginning in the 2015-2016 school year.
(B) The college and work ready assessment system shall consist of the following:
(1) A nationally standardized assessment that measures college and career readiness selected jointly by the state superintendent and the chancellor.
(2) A series of end-of-course examinations in the areas of science, mathematics, English language arts, American history, and American government as follows:
(a) One examination in each of the areas of science, American history, and American government;
(b) One examination in the area of mathematics, which shall be in algebra II or its equivalent;
(c) One examination in the area of English language arts III, as designated by the state board.
If the superintendent of public instruction determines that the department of education has sufficient funds to pay the costs of developing and furnishing additional end-of-course examinations, the department may offer an additional end-of-course examination, in each of mathematics and English language arts. School districts, public schools, and chartered nonpublic schools may, but shall not be required to, administer one or both of the additional examinations.
The end-of-course examinations shall be selected jointly by the state superintendent and the chancellor in consultation with faculty in the appropriate subject areas at institutions of higher education of the university system of Ohio. For
(3) Not later than sixty days after the effective date of this amendment, for each subject area, the state superintendent and chancellor board shall select compile a list of multiple assessments that are equivalent to the end-of-course examinations prescribed under divisions (B)(2)(a) to (c) of this section, including nationally norm-referenced achievement tests, that school districts, public schools, and chartered nonpublic schools may use as instead of the end-of-course examinations prescribed under that division. Subject to division (B)(3)(5)(b) of this section, those assessments the equivalent examinations shall include nationally recognized subject area assessments, such as advanced placement examinations, SAT subject tests, international baccalaureate examinations, ACT end-of-course examinations, and other assessments of college and work readiness. The state board may update or revise the list of equivalent examinations.
In lieu of any of the end-of-course examinations prescribed under divisions (B)(2)(a) to (c) of this section, a school district or school may opt to administer instead the equivalent examinations approved by the state board under division (B)(3) of this section for any required examination subject area.
School districts, public schools, and chartered nonpublic schools may form a consortium to facilitate the purchase and administration of equivalent examinations. The consortium may designate an educational service center to serve as fiscal agent for the consortium. School districts and schools that elect to administer the equivalent examinations prescribed under (B)(3) of this section in lieu of the end-of-course examinations prescribed under divisions (B)(2)(a) to (c) of this section shall be reimbursed the lesser of the actual cost to administer the equivalent examinations or the cost that the state would have incurred if the end-of-course examinations were administered.
Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, a school district or school shall notify the department which assessment or assessments the district or school selects for each subject area not later than the first day of August of each school year. For any examination selected under division (B)(3) of this section, the state board may require the entity that scores that examination to provide the student score data on that examination on behalf of the district or school, for purposes of calculating measures for the state report card under section 3302.03 of the Revised Code.
(4) Not later than October 31, 2014, the state board shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to do all of the following:
(a) Determine and designate at least five ranges of scores on each of the end-of-course examinations prescribed under division (B)(2) of this section, and equivalent examinations prescribed under division (B)(3) of this section. Each range of scores shall be deemed to demonstrate a level of achievement so that any student attaining a score within such range has achieved one of the following:
(i) A superior level of skill;
(ii) A commended level of skill;
(iii) A proficient level of skill;
(iv) A basic level of skill;
(v) A limited level of skill.
(b) Determine a method by which to calculate a cumulative performance score based on the results of a student's end-of-course examinations, or equivalent examinations, prescribed by divisions (B)(2) and (3) of this section.
(c) Determine the minimum cumulative performance score that demonstrates the level of academic achievement necessary to earn a high school diploma.
(d) Develop a table of corresponding score equivalents for all of the examinations prescribed in divisions (B)(2) and (3) of this section in order to calculate student performance consistently across the different examinations.
(3)(5)(a) Not later than July 1, 2013, each school district board of education shall adopt interim end-of-course examinations that comply with the requirements of divisions (B)(3)(5)(b)(i) and (ii) of this section to assess mastery of American history and American government standards adopted under division (A)(1)(b) of section 3301.079 of the Revised Code and the topics required under division (M) of section 3313.603 of the Revised Code. Each high school of the district shall use the interim examinations until the state superintendent and chancellor select end-of-course examinations in American history and American government under division (B)(2) of this section.
(b) Not later than July 1, 2014, the state superintendent and the chancellor shall select the end-of-course examinations in American history and American government.
(i) The end-of-course examinations in American history and American government shall require demonstration of mastery of the American history and American government content for social studies standards adopted under division (A)(1)(b) of section 3301.079 of the Revised Code and the topics required under division (M) of section 3313.603 of the Revised Code.
(ii) At least twenty per cent of the end-of-course examination in American government shall address the topics on American history and American government described in division (M) of section 3313.603 of the Revised Code.
(c) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this section, each school district board of education shall administer the end-of-course examinations in American history and American government on and after July 1, 2014.
(C) The state board shall convene a group of national experts, state experts, and local practitioners to provide advice, guidance, and recommendations for the alignment of standards and model curricula to the assessments and in the design of the end-of-course examinations prescribed by this section.
(D) Upon completion of the development of the assessment system, the Not later than December 31, 2014, the state board shall select at least one nationally recognized job skills assessment. Each school district shall administer that assessment to those students who opt to take it. The state shall reimburse a school district for the costs of administering that assessment. The state board shall establish the minimum score a student must attain on the job skills assessment in order to demonstrate a student's workforce readiness and employability. The administration of the job skills assessment to a student under this division shall not exempt a school district from administering the assessments prescribed in division (B) of this section to that student.
(E) No school district shall charge a student for any assessment, end-of-course examination, or equivalent examination administered under division (B) or (D) of this section.
(F) A school district may use the end-of-course examinations, or equivalent examinations, administered under division (B) of this section as final examinations for the related subject-area class or course of study.
(G) The state board shall adopt rules prescribing all of the following:
(1) A timeline and plan for implementation of the assessment system, including a phased implementation if the state board determines such a phase-in is warranted;
(2) The date after which a person entering ninth grade shall meet the requirements of the entire assessment system as a prerequisite for a high school diploma under section 3313.61, 3313.612, or 3325.08 of the Revised Code;
(3) The date after which a person shall meet the requirements of the entire assessment system as a prerequisite for a diploma of adult education under section 3313.611 of the Revised Code;
(4)(3) Whether and the extent to which a person may be excused from an American history end-of-course examination and an American government end-of-course examination under division (H)(I) of section 3313.61 and division (B)(3)(2) of section 3313.612 of the Revised Code;
(5)(4) The date after which a person who has fulfilled the curriculum requirement for a diploma but has not passed one or more of the required assessments at the time the person fulfilled the curriculum requirement shall meet the requirements of the entire assessment system as a prerequisite for a high school diploma under division (B) of section 3313.614 of the Revised Code;
(6) The extent to which the assessment system applies to students enrolled in a dropout recovery and prevention program for purposes of division (F) of section 3313.603 and section 3314.36 of the Revised Code.
No rule adopted under this division shall be effective earlier than one year after the date the rule is filed in final form pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.
(E)(H) Not later than forty-five days prior to the state board's adoption of a resolution directing the department of education to file the rules prescribed by division (D)(G) of this section in final form under section 119.04 of the Revised Code, the superintendent of public instruction shall present the assessment system developed under this section to the respective committees of the house of representatives and senate that consider education legislation.
Sec. 3301.16.  Pursuant to standards prescribed by the state board of education as provided in division (D) of section 3301.07 of the Revised Code, the state board shall classify and charter school districts and individual schools within each district except that no charter shall be granted to a nonpublic school unless the school complies with division divisions (K)(1)(a) and (b) of section 3301.0711, if as applicable, and section 3313.612 of the Revised Code.
In the course of considering the charter of a new school district created under section 3311.26 or 3311.38 of the Revised Code, the state board shall require the party proposing creation of the district to submit to the board a map, certified by the county auditor of the county in which the proposed new district is located, showing the boundaries of the proposed new district. In the case of a proposed new district located in more than one county, the map shall be certified by the county auditor of each county in which the proposed district is located.
The state board shall revoke the charter of any school district or school which fails to meet the standards for elementary and high schools as prescribed by the board. The state board shall also revoke the charter of any nonpublic school that does not comply with division (K)(1)(a) of section 3301.0711, if applicable, and section 3313.612 of the Revised Code.
In the issuance and revocation of school district or school charters, the state board shall be governed by the provisions of Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.
No school district, or individual school operated by a school district, shall operate without a charter issued by the state board under this section.
In case a school district charter is revoked pursuant to this section, the state board may dissolve the school district and transfer its territory to one or more adjacent districts. An equitable division of the funds, property, and indebtedness of the school district shall be made by the state board among the receiving districts. The board of education of a receiving district shall accept such territory pursuant to the order of the state board. Prior to dissolving the school district, the state board shall notify the appropriate educational service center governing board and all adjacent school district boards of education of its intention to do so. Boards so notified may make recommendations to the state board regarding the proposed dissolution and subsequent transfer of territory. Except as provided in section 3301.161 of the Revised Code, the transfer ordered by the state board shall become effective on the date specified by the state board, but the date shall be at least thirty days following the date of issuance of the order.
A high school is one of higher grade than an elementary school, in which instruction and training are given in accordance with sections 3301.07 and 3313.60 of the Revised Code and which also offers other subjects of study more advanced than those taught in the elementary schools and such other subjects as may be approved by the state board of education.
An elementary school is one in which instruction and training are given in accordance with sections 3301.07 and 3313.60 of the Revised Code and which offers such other subjects as may be approved by the state board of education. In districts wherein a junior high school is maintained, the elementary schools in that district may be considered to include only the work of the first six school years inclusive, plus the kindergarten year.
Sec. 3301.946.  Notwithstanding anything in the Revised Code to the contrary, the department of education, any school district, any school, or any third party under contract with the state, a school district, or a school shall not provide student names and addresses to any multi-state consortium that offers summative assessments without written permission from the student's parent or guardian.
Sec. 3302.02.  Not later than one year after the adoption of rules under division (D) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code and at least every sixth year thereafter, upon recommendations of the superintendent of public instruction, the The state board of education shall establish a set of performance indicators that considered as a unit will be used as one of the performance categories for the report cards required by section 3302.03 of the Revised Code. In establishing these indicators, the superintendent shall consider inclusion of student performance on assessments prescribed under section 3301.0710 or 3301.0712 of the Revised Code, rates of student improvement on such assessments, the breadth of coursework available within the district, and other indicators of student success.
Beginning with the report card for the 2014-2015 school year, the performance indicators shall include an indicator that reflects the level of services provided to, and the performance of, students identified as gifted under Chapter 3324. of the Revised Code. The indicator shall include the performance of students identified as gifted on state assessments and value-added growth measure disaggregated for students identified as gifted.
For the 2013-2014 school year, except as otherwise provided in this section, for any indicator based on the percentage of students attaining a proficient score on the assessments prescribed by divisions (A) and (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code, a school district or building shall be considered to have met the indicator if at least eighty per cent of the tested students attain a score of proficient or higher on the assessment. A school district or building shall be considered to have met the indicator for the assessments prescribed by division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code and only as administered to eleventh grade students, if at least eighty-five per cent of the tested students attain a score of proficient or higher on the assessment. Not later than July 1, 2014, the state board may adopt rules, under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, to establish different proficiency percentages to meet each indicator that is based on a state assessment, prescribed under section 3301.0710 or 3301.0712 of the Revised Code, for the 2014-2015 school year and thereafter.
The superintendent shall not establish any performance indicator for passage of the third or fourth grade English language arts assessment that is solely based on the assessment given in the fall for the purpose of determining whether students have met the reading guarantee provisions of section 3313.608 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 3302.03.  Annually, not later than the fifteenth day of September or the preceding Friday when that day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the department of education shall assign a letter grade for overall academic performance and for each separate performance measure for each school district, and each school building in a district, in accordance with this section. The state board shall adopt rules pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to establish performance criteria for each letter grade and prescribe a method by which the department assigns each letter grade. For a school building to which any of the performance measures do not apply, due to grade levels served by the building, the state board shall designate the performance measures that are applicable to the building and that must be calculated separately and used to calculate the building's overall grade. The department shall issue annual report cards reflecting the performance of each school district, each building within each district, and for the state as a whole using the performance measures and letter grade system described in this section. The department shall include on the report card for each district and each building within each district the most recent two-year trend data in student achievement for each subject and each grade.
(A)(1) For the 2012-2013 school year, the department shall issue grades as described in division (E) of this section for each of the following performance measures:
(a) Annual measurable objectives;
(b) Performance index score for a school district or building. Grades shall be awarded as a percentage of the total possible points on the performance index system as adopted by the state board. In adopting benchmarks for assigning letter grades under division (A)(1)(b) of this section, the state board of education shall designate ninety per cent or higher for an "A," at least seventy per cent but not more than eighty per cent for a "C," and less than fifty per cent for an "F."
(c) The extent to which the school district or building meets each of the applicable performance indicators established by the state board under section 3302.02 of the Revised Code and the percentage of applicable performance indicators that have been achieved. In adopting benchmarks for assigning letter grades under division (A)(1)(c) of this section, the state board shall designate ninety per cent or higher for an "A."
(d) The four- and five-year adjusted cohort graduation rates.
In adopting benchmarks for assigning letter grades under division (A)(1)(d), (B)(1)(d), or (C)(1)(d) of this section, the department shall designate a four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate of ninety-three per cent or higher for an "A" and a five-year cohort graduation rate of ninety-five per cent or higher for an "A."
(e) The overall score under the value-added progress dimension of a school district or building, for which the department shall use up to three years of value-added data as available. The letter grade assigned for this growth measure shall be as follows:
(i) A score that is at least two standard errors of measure above the mean score shall be designated as an "A."
(ii) A score that is at least one standard error of measure but less than two standard errors of measure above the mean score shall be designated as a "B."
(iii) A score that is less than one standard error of measure above the mean score but greater than or equal to one standard error of measure below the mean score shall be designated as a "C."
(iv) A score that is not greater than one standard error of measure below the mean score but is greater than or equal to two standard errors of measure below the mean score shall be designated as a "D."
(v) A score that is not greater than two standard errors of measure below the mean score shall be designated as an "F."
Whenever the value-added progress dimension is used as a graded performance measure, whether as an overall measure or as a measure of separate subgroups, the grades for the measure shall be calculated in the same manner as prescribed in division (A)(1)(e) of this section.
(f) The value-added progress dimension score for a school district or building disaggregated for each of the following subgroups: students identified as gifted, students with disabilities, and students whose performance places them in the lowest quintile for achievement on a statewide basis. Each subgroup shall be a separate graded measure.
(2) Not later than April 30, 2013, the state board of education shall adopt a resolution describing the performance measures, benchmarks, and grading system for the 2012-2013 school year and, not later than June 30, 2013, shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code that prescribe the methods by which the performance measures under division (A)(1) of this section shall be assessed and assigned a letter grade, including performance benchmarks for each letter grade.
At least forty-five days prior to the state board's adoption of rules to prescribe the methods by which the performance measures under division (A)(1) of this section shall be assessed and assigned a letter grade, the department shall conduct a public presentation before the standing committees of the house of representatives and the senate that consider education legislation describing such methods, including performance benchmarks.
(3) There shall not be an overall letter grade for a school district or building for the 2012-2013 school year.
(B)(1) For the 2013-2014 school year, the department shall issue grades as described in division (E) of this section for each of the following performance measures:
(a) Annual measurable objectives;
(b) Performance index score for a school district or building. Grades shall be awarded as a percentage of the total possible points on the performance index system as created by the department. In adopting benchmarks for assigning letter grades under division (B)(1)(b) of this section, the state board shall designate ninety per cent or higher for an "A," at least seventy per cent but not more than eighty per cent for a "C," and less than fifty per cent for an "F."
(c) The extent to which the school district or building meets each of the applicable performance indicators established by the state board under section 3302.03 of the Revised Code and the percentage of applicable performance indicators that have been achieved. In adopting benchmarks for assigning letter grades under division (B)(1)(c) of this section, the state board shall designate ninety per cent or higher for an "A."
(d) The four- and five-year adjusted cohort graduation rates;
(e) The overall score under the value-added progress dimension of a school district or building, for which the department shall use up to three years of value-added data as available.
(f) The value-added progress dimension score for a school district or building disaggregated for each of the following subgroups: students identified as gifted in superior cognitive ability and specific academic ability fields under Chapter 3324. of the Revised Code, students with disabilities, and students whose performance places them in the lowest quintile for achievement on a statewide basis. Each subgroup shall be a separate graded measure.
(g) Whether a school district or building is making progress in improving literacy in grades kindergarten through three, as determined using a method prescribed by the state board. The state board shall adopt rules to prescribe benchmarks and standards for assigning grades to districts and buildings for purposes of division (B)(1)(g) of this section. In adopting benchmarks for assigning letter grades under divisions (B)(1)(g) and (C)(1)(g) of this section, the state board shall determine progress made based on the reduction in the percentage of students scoring below grade level, or below proficient, compared from year to year on the reading and writing diagnostic assessments administered under section 3301.0715 of the Revised Code and the third grade English language arts assessment under section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code, as applicable. The state board shall designate for a "C" grade a value that is not lower than the statewide average value for this measure. No grade shall be issued under divisions (B)(1)(g) and (C)(1)(g) of this section for a district or building in which less than five per cent of students have scored below grade level on the diagnostic assessment administered to students in kindergarten under division (B)(1) of section 3313.608 of the Revised Code.
(2) In addition to the graded measures in division (B)(1) of this section, the department shall include on a school district's or building's report card all of the following without an assigned letter grade:
(a) The percentage of students enrolled in a district or building participating in advanced placement classes and the percentage of those students who received a score of three or better on advanced placement examinations;
(b) The number of a district's or building's students who have earned at least three college credits through dual enrollment programs, such as the post-secondary enrollment options program under Chapter 3365. of the Revised Code and state-approved career-technical courses offered through dual enrollment or statewide articulation, that appear on a student's transcript or other official document, either of which is issued by the institution of higher education from which the student earned the college credit. The credits earned that are reported under divisions (B)(2)(b) and (C)(2)(c) of this section shall not include any that are remedial or developmental and shall include those that count toward the curriculum requirements established for completion of a degree.
(c) The percentage of students enrolled in a district or building who have taken a national standardized test used for college admission determinations and the percentage of those students who are determined to be remediation-free in accordance with standards adopted under division (F) of section 3345.061 of the Revised Code;
(d) The percentage of the district's or the building's students who receive industry industry-recognized credentials. The state board shall adopt criteria for acceptable industry industry-recognized credentials.
(e) The percentage of students enrolled in a district or building who are participating in an international baccalaureate program and the percentage of those students who receive a score of four or better on the international baccalaureate examinations.
(f) The percentage of the district's or building's students who receive an honors diploma under division (B) of section 3313.61 of the Revised Code.
(3) Not later than December 31, 2013, the state board shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code that prescribe the methods by which the performance measures under divisions (B)(1)(f) and (B)(1)(g) of this section will be assessed and assigned a letter grade, including performance benchmarks for each grade.
At least forty-five days prior to the state board's adoption of rules to prescribe the methods by which the performance measures under division (B)(1) of this section shall be assessed and assigned a letter grade, the department shall conduct a public presentation before the standing committees of the house of representatives and the senate that consider education legislation describing such methods, including performance benchmarks.
(4) There shall not be an overall letter grade for a school district or building for the 2013-2014 school year.
(C)(1) For the 2014-2015 school year and each school year thereafter, the department shall issue grades as described in division (E) of this section for each of the following performance measures and an overall letter grade based on an aggregate of those measures:
(a) Annual measurable objectives;
(b) Performance index score for a school district or building. Grades shall be awarded as a percentage of the total possible points on the performance index system as created by the department. In adopting benchmarks for assigning letter grades under division (C)(1)(b) of this section, the state board shall designate ninety per cent or higher for an "A," at least seventy per cent but not more than eighty per cent for a "C," and less than fifty per cent for an "F."
(c) The extent to which the school district or building meets each of the applicable performance indicators established by the state board under section 3302.03 of the Revised Code and the percentage of applicable performance indicators that have been achieved. In adopting benchmarks for assigning letter grades under division (C)(1)(c) of this section, the state board shall designate ninety per cent or higher for an "A."
(d) The four- and five-year adjusted cohort graduation rates;
(e) The overall score under the value-added progress dimension, or another measure of student academic progress if adopted by the state board, of a school district or building, for which the department shall use up to three years of value-added data as available.
In adopting benchmarks for assigning letter grades for overall score on value-added progress dimension under division (C)(1)(e) of this section, the state board shall prohibit the assigning of a grade of "A" for that measure unless the district's or building's grade assigned for value-added progress dimension for all subgroups under division (C)(1)(f) of this section is a "B" or higher.
For the metric prescribed by division (C)(1)(e) of this section, the state board may adopt a student academic progress measure to be used instead of the value-added progress dimension. If the state board adopts such a measure, it also shall prescribe a method for assigning letter grades for the new measure that is comparable to the method prescribed in division (A)(1)(e) of this section.
(f) The value-added progress dimension score of a school district or building disaggregated for each of the following subgroups: students identified as gifted in superior cognitive ability and specific academic ability fields under Chapter 3324. of the Revised Code, students with disabilities, and students whose performance places them in the lowest quintile for achievement on a statewide basis, as determined by a method prescribed by the state board. Each subgroup shall be a separate graded measure.
The state board may adopt student academic progress measures to be used instead of the value-added progress dimension. If the state board adopts such measures, it also shall prescribe a method for assigning letter grades for the new measures that is comparable to the method prescribed in division (A)(1)(e) of this section.
(g) Whether a school district or building is making progress in improving literacy in grades kindergarten through three, as determined using a method prescribed by the state board. The state board shall adopt rules to prescribe benchmarks and standards for assigning grades to a district or building for purposes of division (C)(1)(g) of this section. The state board shall designate for a "C" grade a value that is not lower than the statewide average value for this measure. No grade shall be issued under division (C)(1)(g) of this section for a district or building in which less than five per cent of students have scored below grade level on the kindergarten diagnostic assessment under division (B)(1) of section 3313.608 of the Revised Code.
(2) In addition to the graded measures in division (C)(1) of this section, the department shall include on a school district's or building's report card all of the following without an assigned letter grade:
(a) The percentage of students enrolled in a district or building who have taken a national standardized test used for college admission determinations and the percentage of those students who are determined to be remediation-free in accordance with the standards adopted under division (F) of section 3345.061 of the Revised Code;
(b) The percentage of students enrolled in a district or building participating in advanced placement classes and the percentage of those students who received a score of three or better on advanced placement examinations;
(c) The number of a district's or building's students who have earned at least three college credits through dual enrollment programs, such as the post-secondary enrollment options program under Chapter 3365. of the Revised Code and state-approved career-technical courses offered through dual enrollment or statewide articulation, that appear on a student's transcript or other official document, either of which is issued by the institution of higher education from which the student earned the college credit. The credits earned that are reported under divisions (B)(2)(b) and (C)(2)(c) of this section shall not include any that are remedial or developmental and shall include those that count toward the curriculum requirements established for completion of a degree.
(d) The percentage of the district's or building's students who receive an honor's diploma under division (B) of section 3313.61 of the Revised Code;
(e) The percentage of the district's or building's students who receive industry industry-recognized credentials;
(f) The percentage of students enrolled in a district or building who are participating in an international baccalaureate program and the percentage of those students who receive a score of four or better on the international baccalaureate examinations;
(g) The results of the college and career-ready assessments administered under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code.
(3) The state board shall adopt rules pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code that establish a method to assign an overall grade for a school district or school building for the 2014-2015 school year and each school year thereafter. The rules shall group the performance measures in divisions (C)(1) and (2) of this section into the following components:
(a) Gap closing, which shall include the performance measure in division (C)(1)(a) of this section;
(b) Achievement, which shall include the performance measures in divisions (C)(1)(b) and (c) of this section;
(c) Progress, which shall include the performance measures in divisions (C)(1)(e) and (f) of this section;
(d) Graduation, which shall include the performance measure in division (C)(1)(d) of this section;
(e) Kindergarten through third-grade literacy, which shall include the performance measure in division (C)(1)(g) of this section;
(f) Prepared for success, which shall include the performance measures in divisions (C)(2)(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), and (f) of this section. The state board shall develop a method to determine a grade for the component in division (C)(3)(f) of this section using the performance measures in divisions (C)(2)(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), and (f) of this section. When available, the state board may incorporate the performance measure under division (C)(2)(g) of this section into the component under division (C)(3)(f) of this section. When determining the overall grade for the prepared for success component prescribed by division (C)(3)(f) of this section, no individual student shall be counted in more than one performance measure. However, if a student qualifies for more than one performance measure in the component, the state board may, in its method to determine a grade for the component, specify an additional weight for such a student that is not greater than or equal to 1.0. In determining the overall score under division (C)(3)(f) of this section, the state board shall ensure that the pool of students included in the performance measures aggregated under that division are all of the students included in the four- and five-year adjusted graduation cohort.
In the rules adopted under division (C)(3) of this section, the state board shall adopt a method for determining a grade for each component in divisions (C)(3)(a) to (f) of this section. The state board also shall establish a method to assign an overall grade of "A," "B," "C," "D," or "F" using the grades assigned for each component. The method the state board adopts for assigning an overall grade shall give equal weight to the components in divisions (C)(3)(b) and (c) of this section.
At least forty-five days prior to the state board's adoption of rules to prescribe the methods for calculating the overall grade for the report card, as required by this division, the department shall conduct a public presentation before the standing committees of the house of representatives and the senate that consider education legislation describing the format for the report card, weights that will be assigned to the components of the overall grade, and the method for calculating the overall grade.
(D) Not later than On or after July 1, 2015, the state board shall may develop a measure of student academic progress for high school students. Beginning with the report card for the 2015-2016 school year If the state board develops this measure, each school district and applicable school building shall be assigned a separate letter grade for this measure and the it. The district's or building's grade for that measure shall not be included in determining the district's or building's overall letter grade. This measure shall be included within the measure prescribed in division (C)(3)(c) of this section in the calculation for the overall letter grade.
(E) The letter grades assigned to a school district or building under this section shall be as follows:
(1) "A" for a district or school making excellent progress;
(2) "B" for a district or school making above average progress;
(3) "C" for a district or school making average progress;
(4) "D" for a district or school making below average progress;
(5) "F" for a district or school failing to meet minimum progress.
(F) When reporting data on student achievement and progress, the department shall disaggregate that data according to the following categories:
(1) Performance of students by grade-level;
(2) Performance of students by race and ethnic group;
(3) Performance of students by gender;
(4) Performance of students grouped by those who have been enrolled in a district or school for three or more years;
(5) Performance of students grouped by those who have been enrolled in a district or school for more than one year and less than three years;
(6) Performance of students grouped by those who have been enrolled in a district or school for one year or less;
(7) Performance of students grouped by those who are economically disadvantaged;
(8) Performance of students grouped by those who are enrolled in a conversion community school established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code;
(9) Performance of students grouped by those who are classified as limited English proficient;
(10) Performance of students grouped by those who have disabilities;
(11) Performance of students grouped by those who are classified as migrants;
(12) Performance of students grouped by those who are identified as gifted in superior cognitive ability and the specific academic ability fields of reading and math pursuant to Chapter 3324. of the Revised Code. In disaggregating specific academic ability fields for gifted students, the department shall use data for those students with specific academic ability in math and reading. If any other academic field is assessed, the department shall also include data for students with specific academic ability in that field as well.
(13) Performance of students grouped by those who perform in the lowest quintile for achievement on a statewide basis, as determined by a method prescribed by the state board.
The department may disaggregate data on student performance according to other categories that the department determines are appropriate. To the extent possible, the department shall disaggregate data on student performance according to any combinations of two or more of the categories listed in divisions (F)(1) to (13) of this section that it deems relevant.
In reporting data pursuant to division (F) of this section, the department shall not include in the report cards any data statistical in nature that is statistically unreliable or that could result in the identification of individual students. For this purpose, the department shall not report student performance data for any group identified in division (F) of this section that contains less than ten students. If the department does not report student performance data for a group because it contains less than ten students, the department shall indicate on the report card that is why data was not reported.
(G) The department may include with the report cards any additional education and fiscal performance data it deems valuable.
(H) The department shall include on each report card a list of additional information collected by the department that is available regarding the district or building for which the report card is issued. When available, such additional information shall include student mobility data disaggregated by race and socioeconomic status, college enrollment data, and the reports prepared under section 3302.031 of the Revised Code.
The department shall maintain a site on the world wide web. The report card shall include the address of the site and shall specify that such additional information is available to the public at that site. The department shall also provide a copy of each item on the list to the superintendent of each school district. The district superintendent shall provide a copy of any item on the list to anyone who requests it.
(I) Division (I) of this section does not apply to conversion community schools that primarily enroll students between sixteen and twenty-two years of age who dropped out of high school or are at risk of dropping out of high school due to poor attendance, disciplinary problems, or suspensions.
(1) For any district that sponsors a conversion community school under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code, the department shall combine data regarding the academic performance of students enrolled in the community school with comparable data from the schools of the district for the purpose of determining the performance of the district as a whole on the report card issued for the district under this section or section 3302.033 of the Revised Code.
(2) Any district that leases a building to a community school located in the district or that enters into an agreement with a community school located in the district whereby the district and the school endorse each other's programs may elect to have data regarding the academic performance of students enrolled in the community school combined with comparable data from the schools of the district for the purpose of determining the performance of the district as a whole on the district report card. Any district that so elects shall annually file a copy of the lease or agreement with the department.
(3) Any municipal school district, as defined in section 3311.71 of the Revised Code, that sponsors a community school located within the district's territory, or that enters into an agreement with a community school located within the district's territory whereby the district and the community school endorse each other's programs, may exercise either or both of the following elections:
(a) To have data regarding the academic performance of students enrolled in that community school combined with comparable data from the schools of the district for the purpose of determining the performance of the district as a whole on the district's report card;
(b) To have the number of students attending that community school noted separately on the district's report card.
The election authorized under division (I)(3)(a) of this section is subject to approval by the governing authority of the community school.
Any municipal school district that exercises an election to combine or include data under division (I)(3) of this section, by the first day of October of each year, shall file with the department documentation indicating eligibility for that election, as required by the department.
(J) The department shall include on each report card the percentage of teachers in the district or building who are highly qualified, as defined by the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001," and a comparison of that percentage with the percentages of such teachers in similar districts and buildings.
(K)(1) In calculating English language arts, mathematics, social studies, or science assessment passage rates used to determine school district or building performance under this section, the department shall include all students taking an assessment with accommodation or to whom an alternate assessment is administered pursuant to division (C)(1) or (3) of section 3301.0711 of the Revised Code.
(2) In calculating performance index scores, rates of achievement on the performance indicators established by the state board under section 3302.02 of the Revised Code, and annual measurable objectives for determining adequate yearly progress for school districts and buildings under this section, the department shall do all of the following:
(a) Include for each district or building only those students who are included in the ADM certified for the first full school week of October and are continuously enrolled in the district or building through the time of the spring administration of any assessment prescribed by division (A)(1) or (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 or division (B) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code that is administered to the student's grade level;
(b) Include cumulative totals from both the fall and spring administrations of the third grade English language arts achievement assessment;
(c) Except as required by the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001," exclude for each district or building any limited English proficient student who has been enrolled in United States schools for less than one full school year.
(L) Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year and at least once every three years thereafter, the state board of education shall review and may adjust the benchmarks for assigning letter grades to the performance measures and components prescribed under divisions division (C)(3) and (D) of this section and under division (D) of this section, if applicable.
Sec. 3302.031. In addition to the report cards required under section 3302.03 of the Revised Code, the department of education shall annually prepare the following reports for each school district and make a copy of each report available to the superintendent of each district:
(A) A funding and expenditure accountability report which shall consist of the amount of state aid payments the school district will receive during the fiscal year under Chapter 3317. of the Revised Code and any other fiscal data the department determines is necessary to inform the public about the financial status of the district;
(B) A school safety and discipline report which shall consist of statistical information regarding student safety and discipline in each school building, including the number of suspensions and expulsions disaggregated according to race and gender;
(C) A student equity report which shall consist of at least a description of the status of teacher qualifications, library and media resources, textbooks, classroom materials and supplies, and technology resources for each district. To the extent possible, the information included in the report required under this division shall be disaggregated according to grade level, race, gender, disability, and scores attained on assessments required under section sections 3301.0710 and 3301.0712 of the Revised Code.
(D) A school enrollment report which shall consist of information about the composition of classes within each district by grade and subject disaggregated according to race, gender, and scores attained on assessments required under section sections 3301.0710 and 3301.0712 of the Revised Code;
(E) A student retention report which shall consist of the number of students retained in their respective grade levels in the district disaggregated by grade level, subject area, race, gender, and disability;
(F) A school district performance report which shall describe for the district and each building within the district the extent to which the district or building meets each of the applicable performance indicators established under section 3302.02 of the Revised Code, the number of performance indicators that have been achieved, and the performance index score. In calculating the rates of achievement on the performance indicators and the performance index scores for each report, the department shall exclude all students with disabilities.
Sec. 3302.036.  (A) Notwithstanding anything in the Revised Code to the contrary, the report card ratings issued for the 2014-2015 school year shall not be considered in determining whether a school district or a school is subject to sanctions or penalties. However, the report card ratings of any previous or subsequent years shall be considered in determining whether a school district or building is subject to sanctions or penalties. Accordingly, the report card ratings for the 2014-2015 school year shall have no effect in determining sanctions or penalties, but shall not create a new starting point for determinations that are based on ratings over multiple years.
(B) The provisions from which a district or school is exempt under division (A) of this section include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) Any restructuring provisions established under this chapter, except as required under the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001";
(2) Provisions for the Columbus city school pilot project under section 3302.042 of the Revised Code;
(3) Provisions for academic distress commissions under section 3302.10 of the Revised Code;
(4) Provisions prescribing new buildings where students are eligible for the educational choice scholarships under section 3310.03 of the Revised Code;
(5) Provisions defining "challenged school districts" in which new start-up community schools may be located, as prescribed in section 3314.02 of the Revised Code;
(6) Provisions prescribing community school closure requirements under section 3314.35 or 3314.351 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 3310.14.  Each chartered nonpublic school that is not subject to division (K)(1)(a) of section 3301.0711 of the Revised Code and enrolls students awarded scholarships under sections 3310.01 to 3310.17 of the Revised Code annually shall administer the assessments prescribed by section 3301.0710 or 3301.0712 of the Revised Code to each scholarship student enrolled in the school in accordance with section 3301.0711 of the Revised Code. Each chartered nonpublic school that is subject to this section shall report to the department of education the results of each assessment administered to each scholarship student under this section.
Nothing in this section requires a chartered nonpublic school to administer any achievement assessment, except for an Ohio graduation test prescribed by division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 or the college and work ready assessment system prescribed by division (B) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code, as required by section 3313.612 of the Revised Code, to any student enrolled in the school who is not a scholarship student.
Sec. 3310.522.  In order to maintain eligibility for a scholarship under the program, a student shall take each assessment prescribed by sections 3301.0710 and 3301.0712 of the Revised Code, unless the student is excused from taking that assessment under federal law or the student's individualized education program.
Each registered private provider that is not subject to division (K)(1)(a) of section 3301.0711 of the Revised Code and enrolls a student who is awarded a scholarship under this section shall administer each assessment prescribed by sections 3301.0710 and 3301.0712 of the Revised Code to that student, unless the student is excused from taking that assessment, and shall report to the department the results of each assessment so administered.
Nothing in this section requires any chartered nonpublic school that is a registered private provider to administer any achievement assessment, except for an Ohio graduation test prescribed by division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 or the college and work ready assessment system prescribed by division (B) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code, as required by section 3313.612 of the Revised Code, to any student enrolled in the school who is not a scholarship student.
Sec. 3313.532.  (A) Any person twenty-two or more years of age and enrolled in an adult high school continuation program established pursuant to section 3313.531 of the Revised Code may request the board of education operating the program to conduct an evaluation in accordance with division (C) of this section.
(B) Any applicant to a board of education for a diploma of adult education under division (B) of section 3313.611 of the Revised Code may request the board to conduct an evaluation in accordance with division (C) of this section.
(C) Upon the request of any person pursuant to division (A) or (B) of this section, the board of education to which the request is made shall evaluate the person to determine whether the person is disabled, in accordance with rules adopted by the state board of education. If the evaluation indicates that the person is disabled, the board shall determine whether to excuse the person from taking any of the assessments required by division (B) of section 3301.0710 3313.618 of the Revised Code as a requirement for receiving a diploma under section 3313.611 of the Revised Code. The board may require the person to take an alternate assessment in place of any test from which the person is so excused.
Sec. 3313.603.  (A) As used in this section:
(1) "One unit" means a minimum of one hundred twenty hours of course instruction, except that for a laboratory course, "one unit" means a minimum of one hundred fifty hours of course instruction.
(2) "One-half unit" means a minimum of sixty hours of course instruction, except that for physical education courses, "one-half unit" means a minimum of one hundred twenty hours of course instruction.
(B) Beginning September 15, 2001, except as required in division (C) of this section and division (C) of section 3313.614 of the Revised Code, the requirements for graduation from every high school shall include twenty units earned in grades nine through twelve and shall be distributed as follows:
(1) English language arts, four units;
(2) Health, one-half unit;
(3) Mathematics, three units;
(4) Physical education, one-half unit;
(5) Science, two units until September 15, 2003, and three units thereafter, which at all times shall include both of the following:
(a) Biological sciences, one unit;
(b) Physical sciences, one unit.
(6) History and government, one unit, which shall comply with division (M) of this section and shall include both of the following:
(a) American history, one-half unit;
(b) American government, one-half unit.
(7) Social studies, two units.
(8) Elective units, seven units until September 15, 2003, and six units thereafter.
Each student's electives shall include at least one unit, or two half units, chosen from among the areas of business/technology, fine arts, and/or foreign language.
(C) Beginning with students who enter ninth grade for the first time on or after July 1, 2010, except as provided in divisions (D) to (F) of this section, the requirements for graduation from every public and chartered nonpublic high school shall include twenty units that are designed to prepare students for the workforce and college. The units shall be distributed as follows:
(1) English language arts, four units;
(2) Health, one-half unit, which shall include instruction in nutrition and the benefits of nutritious foods and physical activity for overall health;
(3) Mathematics, four units, which shall include one unit of algebra II or the equivalent of algebra II;
(4) Physical education, one-half unit;
(5) Science, three units with inquiry-based laboratory experience that engages students in asking valid scientific questions and gathering and analyzing information, which shall include the following, or their equivalent:
(a) Physical sciences, one unit;
(b) Life sciences, one unit;
(c) Advanced study in one or more of the following sciences, one unit:
(i) Chemistry, physics, or other physical science;
(ii) Advanced biology or other life science;
(iii) Astronomy, physical geology, or other earth or space science.
(6) History and government, one unit, which shall comply with division (M) of this section and shall include both of the following:
(a) American history, one-half unit;
(b) American government, one-half unit.
(7) Social studies, two units.
Each school shall integrate the study of economics and financial literacy, as expressed in the social studies academic content standards adopted by the state board of education under division (A)(1) of section 3301.079 of the Revised Code and the academic content standards for financial literacy and entrepreneurship adopted under division (A)(2) of that section, into one or more existing social studies credits required under division (C)(7) of this section, or into the content of another class, so that every high school student receives instruction in those concepts. In developing the curriculum required by this paragraph, schools shall use available public-private partnerships and resources and materials that exist in business, industry, and through the centers for economics education at institutions of higher education in the state.
(8) Five units consisting of one or any combination of foreign language, fine arts, business, career-technical education, family and consumer sciences, technology, agricultural education, a junior reserve officer training corps (JROTC) program approved by the congress of the United States under title 10 of the United States Code, or English language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies courses not otherwise required under division (C) of this section.
Ohioans must be prepared to apply increased knowledge and skills in the workplace and to adapt their knowledge and skills quickly to meet the rapidly changing conditions of the twenty-first century. National studies indicate that all high school graduates need the same academic foundation, regardless of the opportunities they pursue after graduation. The goal of Ohio's system of elementary and secondary education is to prepare all students for and seamlessly connect all students to success in life beyond high school graduation, regardless of whether the next step is entering the workforce, beginning an apprenticeship, engaging in post-secondary training, serving in the military, or pursuing a college degree.
The Ohio core curriculum is the standard expectation for all students entering ninth grade for the first time at a public or chartered nonpublic high school on or after July 1, 2010. A student may satisfy this expectation through a variety of methods, including, but not limited to, integrated, applied, career-technical, and traditional coursework.
Whereas teacher quality is essential for student success in completing the Ohio core curriculum, the general assembly shall appropriate funds for strategic initiatives designed to strengthen schools' capacities to hire and retain highly qualified teachers in the subject areas required by the curriculum. Such initiatives are expected to require an investment of $120,000,000 over five years.
Stronger coordination between high schools and institutions of higher education is necessary to prepare students for more challenging academic endeavors and to lessen the need for academic remediation in college, thereby reducing the costs of higher education for Ohio's students, families, and the state. The state board and the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents shall develop policies to ensure that only in rare instances will students who complete the Ohio core curriculum require academic remediation after high school.
School districts, community schools, and chartered nonpublic schools shall integrate technology into learning experiences across the curriculum in order to maximize efficiency, enhance learning, and prepare students for success in the technology-driven twenty-first century. Districts and schools shall use distance and web-based course delivery as a method of providing or augmenting all instruction required under this division, including laboratory experience in science. Districts and schools shall utilize technology access and electronic learning opportunities provided by the broadcast educational media commission, chancellor, the Ohio learning network, education technology centers, public television stations, and other public and private providers.
(D) Except as provided in division (E) of this section, a student who enters ninth grade on or after July 1, 2010, and before July 1, 2014, may qualify for graduation from a public or chartered nonpublic high school even though the student has not completed the Ohio core curriculum prescribed in division (C) of this section if all of the following conditions are satisfied:
(1) After the student has attended high school for two years, as determined by the school, the student and the student's parent, guardian, or custodian sign and file with the school a written statement asserting the parent's, guardian's, or custodian's consent to the student's graduating without completing the Ohio core curriculum and acknowledging that one consequence of not completing the Ohio core curriculum is ineligibility to enroll in most state universities in Ohio without further coursework.
(2) The student and parent, guardian, or custodian fulfill any procedural requirements the school stipulates to ensure the student's and parent's, guardian's, or custodian's informed consent and to facilitate orderly filing of statements under division (D)(1) of this section.
(3) The student and the student's parent, guardian, or custodian and a representative of the student's high school jointly develop an individual career plan for the student that specifies the student matriculating to a two-year degree program, acquiring a business and industry credential, or entering an apprenticeship.
(4) The student's high school provides counseling and support for the student related to the plan developed under division (D)(3) of this section during the remainder of the student's high school experience.
(5) The student successfully completes, at a minimum, the curriculum prescribed in division (B) of this section.
The department of education, in collaboration with the chancellor, shall analyze student performance data to determine if there are mitigating factors that warrant extending the exception permitted by division (D) of this section to high school classes beyond those entering ninth grade before July 1, 2014. The department shall submit its findings and any recommendations not later than August 1, 2014, to the speaker and minority leader of the house of representatives, the president and minority leader of the senate, the chairpersons and ranking minority members of the standing committees of the house of representatives and the senate that consider education legislation, the state board of education, and the superintendent of public instruction.
(E) Each school district and chartered nonpublic school retains the authority to require an even more rigorous minimum curriculum for high school graduation than specified in division (B) or (C) of this section. A school district board of education, through the adoption of a resolution, or the governing authority of a chartered nonpublic school may stipulate any of the following:
(1) A minimum high school curriculum that requires more than twenty units of academic credit to graduate;
(2) An exception to the district's or school's minimum high school curriculum that is comparable to the exception provided in division (D) of this section but with additional requirements, which may include a requirement that the student successfully complete more than the minimum curriculum prescribed in division (B) of this section;
(3) That no exception comparable to that provided in division (D) of this section is available.
(F) A student enrolled in a dropout prevention and recovery program, which program has received a waiver from the department, may qualify for graduation from high school by successfully completing a competency-based instructional program administered by the dropout prevention and recovery program in lieu of completing the Ohio core curriculum prescribed in division (C) of this section. The department shall grant a waiver to a dropout prevention and recovery program, within sixty days after the program applies for the waiver, if the program meets all of the following conditions:
(1) The program serves only students not younger than sixteen years of age and not older than twenty-one years of age.
(2) The program enrolls students who, at the time of their initial enrollment, either, or both, are at least one grade level behind their cohort age groups or experience crises that significantly interfere with their academic progress such that they are prevented from continuing their traditional programs.
(3) The program requires students to do one of the following:
(a) Prior to July 1, 2015, attain either at least the applicable score designated for each of the assessments prescribed under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code or, to the extent prescribed by rule of the state board under division (D)(6) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code, division (B)(2) of that section, a score specified under division (B)(4)(c) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code on the end-of-course examinations prescribed under division (B) of that section, or a score that demonstrates workforce readiness and employability on a nationally recognized job skills assessment selected by the state board of education under division (D) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code;
(b) On or after July 1, 2015, satisfy one of the requirements under division (A) of section 3314.019 of the Revised Code.
(4) The program develops an individual career plan for the student that specifies the student's matriculating to a two-year degree program, acquiring a business and industry credential, or entering an apprenticeship.
(5) The program provides counseling and support for the student related to the plan developed under division (F)(4) of this section during the remainder of the student's high school experience.
(6) The program requires the student and the student's parent, guardian, or custodian to sign and file, in accordance with procedural requirements stipulated by the program, a written statement asserting the parent's, guardian's, or custodian's consent to the student's graduating without completing the Ohio core curriculum and acknowledging that one consequence of not completing the Ohio core curriculum is ineligibility to enroll in most state universities in Ohio without further coursework.
(7) Prior to receiving the waiver, the program has submitted to the department an instructional plan that demonstrates how the academic content standards adopted by the state board under section 3301.079 of the Revised Code will be taught and assessed.
If the department does not act either to grant the waiver or to reject the program application for the waiver within sixty days as required under this section, the waiver shall be considered to be granted.
(G) Every high school may permit students below the ninth grade to take advanced work. If a high school so permits, it shall award high school credit for successful completion of the advanced work and shall count such advanced work toward the graduation requirements of division (B) or (C) of this section if the advanced work was both:
(1) Taught by a person who possesses a license or certificate issued under section 3301.071, 3319.22, or 3319.222 of the Revised Code that is valid for teaching high school;
(2) Designated by the board of education of the city, local, or exempted village school district, the board of the cooperative education school district, or the governing authority of the chartered nonpublic school as meeting the high school curriculum requirements.
Each high school shall record on the student's high school transcript all high school credit awarded under division (G) of this section. In addition, if the student completed a seventh- or eighth-grade fine arts course described in division (K) of this section and the course qualified for high school credit under that division, the high school shall record that course on the student's high school transcript.
(H) The department shall make its individual academic career plan available through its Ohio career information system web site for districts and schools to use as a tool for communicating with and providing guidance to students and families in selecting high school courses.
(I) Units earned in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies that are delivered through integrated academic and career-technical instruction are eligible to meet the graduation requirements of division (B) or (C) of this section.
(J)(1) The state board, in consultation with the chancellor, shall adopt a statewide plan implementing methods for students to earn units of high school credit based on a demonstration of subject area competency, instead of or in combination with completing hours of classroom instruction. The state board shall adopt the plan not later than March 31, 2009, and commence phasing in the plan during the 2009-2010 school year. The plan shall include a standard method for recording demonstrated proficiency on high school transcripts. Each school district and community school shall comply with the state board's plan adopted under this division (J)(1) of this section and award units of high school credit in accordance with the plan. The state board may adopt existing methods for earning high school credit based on a demonstration of subject area competency as necessary prior to the 2009-2010 school year.
(2) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this section, the state board shall adopt a policy to grant course credit, beginning July 1, 2014, to any student who does not complete a course of instruction but who demonstrates at least a proficient level of understanding in that course's subject matter by way of attaining any of the following scores:
(a) A score of three or above on the corresponding advanced placement examination;
(b) A score of four or above on the corresponding international baccalaureate examination;
(c) A score that is at or above the proficient level on a corresponding end-of-course examination, or the equivalent, prescribed under division (B) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code;
(d) A score set by the state board that is at or above the proficient level on any other corresponding examination approved by the state board that is not included in the list adopted under division (B)(3) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code.
(3) Not later than one hundred twenty days after the effective date of this amendment, the state board shall establish both of the following:
(a) The minimum score needed to demonstrate a proficient level on an examination described in division (J)(2)(d) of this section that a student must attain in order to receive credit;
(b) The amount of credit to be awarded to a student based on the student's score on any of the examinations described in division (J)(2) of this section.
Each school district and community school shall comply with the state board's policy adopted under division (J)(2) of this section and award units of high school credit in accordance with the policy.
Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in Chapter 4117. of the Revised Code, the requirements of division (J)(2) of this section prevail over any conflicting provisions of a collective bargaining agreement entered into on or after the effective date of this amendment.
(K) This division does not apply to students who qualify for graduation from high school under division (D) or (F) of this section, or to students pursuing a career-technical instructional track as determined by the school district board of education or the chartered nonpublic school's governing authority. Nevertheless, the general assembly encourages such students to consider enrolling in a fine arts course as an elective.
Beginning with students who enter ninth grade for the first time on or after July 1, 2010, each student enrolled in a public or chartered nonpublic high school shall complete two semesters or the equivalent of fine arts to graduate from high school. The coursework may be completed in any of grades seven to twelve. Each student who completes a fine arts course in grade seven or eight may elect to count that course toward the five units of electives required for graduation under division (C)(8) of this section, if the course satisfied the requirements of division (G) of this section. In that case, the high school shall award the student high school credit for the course and count the course toward the five units required under division (C)(8) of this section. If the course in grade seven or eight did not satisfy the requirements of division (G) of this section, the high school shall not award the student high school credit for the course but shall count the course toward the two semesters or the equivalent of fine arts required by this division.
(L) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this section, the board of education of each school district and the governing authority of each chartered nonpublic school may adopt a policy to excuse from the high school physical education requirement each student who, during high school, has participated in interscholastic athletics, marching band, or cheerleading for at least two full seasons or in the junior reserve officer training corps for at least two full school years. If the board or authority adopts such a policy, the board or authority shall not require the student to complete any physical education course as a condition to graduate. However, the student shall be required to complete one-half unit, consisting of at least sixty hours of instruction, in another course of study. In the case of a student who has participated in the junior reserve officer training corps for at least two full school years, credit received for that participation may be used to satisfy the requirement to complete one-half unit in another course of study.
(M) It is important that high school students learn and understand United States history and the governments of both the United States and the state of Ohio. Therefore, beginning with students who enter ninth grade for the first time on or after July 1, 2012, the study of American history and American government required by divisions (B)(6) and (C)(6) of this section shall include the study of all of the following documents:
(1) The Declaration of Independence;
(2) The Northwest Ordinance;
(3) The Constitution of the United States with emphasis on the Bill of Rights;
(4) The Ohio Constitution.
The study of each of the documents prescribed in divisions (M)(1) to (4) of this section shall include study of that document in its original context.
The study of American history and government required by divisions (B)(6) and (C)(6) of this section shall include the historical evidence of the role of documents such as the Federalist Papers and the Anti-Federalist Papers to firmly establish the historical background leading to the establishment of the provisions of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Sec. 3313.61.  (A) A diploma shall be granted by the board of education of any city, exempted village, or local school district that operates a high school to any person to whom all of the following apply:
(1) The person has successfully completed the curriculum in any high school or the individualized education program developed for the person by any high school pursuant to section 3323.08 of the Revised Code, or has qualified under division (D) or (F) of section 3313.603 of the Revised Code, provided that no school district shall require a student to remain in school for any specific number of semesters or other terms if the student completes the required curriculum early;
(2) Subject to section 3313.614 of the Revised Code, the person has met the assessment requirements of division (A)(2)(a) or (b) of this section, as applicable.
(a) If the person entered the ninth grade prior to the date prescribed by rule of the state board of education under division (D)(2) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code July 1, 2015, the person either:
(i) Has attained at least the applicable scores designated under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code on all the assessments required by that division unless the person was excused from taking any such assessment pursuant to section 3313.532 of the Revised Code or unless division (H)(I) or (L)(M) of this section applies to the person;
(ii) Has satisfied the alternative conditions prescribed in section 3313.615 of the Revised Code.
(b) If the person entered the ninth grade on or after the date prescribed by rule of the state board under division (D)(2) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code July 1, 2015, the person has met the requirements of the entire assessment system requirement prescribed under division (B)(2) of by section 3301.0710 3313.618 of the Revised Code, except to the extent that the person is excused from some portion of an assessment prescribed by that assessment system section pursuant to section 3313.532 of the Revised Code or division (H)(I) or (L)(M) of this section.
(3) The person is not eligible to receive an honors diploma granted pursuant to division (B) of this section.
Except as provided in divisions (C)(D), (E)(F), (J)(K), and (L)(M) of this section, no diploma shall be granted under this division to anyone except as provided under this division.
(B) In lieu of a diploma granted under division (A) of this section, an honors diploma shall be granted, in accordance with rules of the state board, by any such district board to anyone who accomplishes all of the following:
(1) Successfully completes the curriculum in any high school or the individualized education program developed for the person by any high school pursuant to section 3323.08 of the Revised Code;
(2) Subject to section 3313.614 of the Revised Code, has met the assessment requirements of division (B)(2)(a) or (b) of this section, as applicable.
(a) If the person entered the ninth grade prior to the date prescribed by rule of the state board of education under division (D)(2) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code July 1, 2015, the person either:
(i) Has attained at least the applicable scores designated under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code on all the assessments required by that division;
(ii) Has satisfied the alternative conditions prescribed in section 3313.615 of the Revised Code.
(b) If the person entered the ninth grade on or after the date prescribed by rule of the state board under division (D)(2) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code July 1, 2015, the person has met the requirements of the entire assessment system requirement prescribed under division (B)(2) of section 3301.0710 3313.618 of the Revised Code.
(3) Has met additional criteria established by the state board for the granting of such a diploma.
An honors diploma shall not be granted to a student who is subject to the Ohio core curriculum prescribed in division (C) of section 3313.603 of the Revised Code but elects the option of division (D) or (F) of that section. Except as provided in divisions (C)(D), (E)(F), and (J)(K) of this section, no honors diploma shall be granted to anyone failing to comply with this division and no more than one honors diploma shall be granted to any student under this division.
The state board shall adopt rules prescribing the granting of honors diplomas under this division. These rules may prescribe the granting of honors diplomas that recognize a student's achievement as a whole or that recognize a student's achievement in one or more specific subjects or both. The rules may prescribe the granting of an honors diploma recognizing technical expertise for a career-technical student. In any case, the rules shall designate two or more criteria for the granting of each type of honors diploma the board establishes under this division and the number of such criteria that must be met for the granting of that type of diploma. The number of such criteria for any type of honors diploma shall be at least one less than the total number of criteria designated for that type and no one or more particular criteria shall be required of all persons who are to be granted that type of diploma.
(C) A diploma or honors diploma granted to a student under division (A) or (B) of this section may include one or both of the following endorsements:
(1) Remediation-free endorsement, which is earned by being determined to be remediation-free, as described under division (F) of section 3345.061 of the Revised Code, on each of the nationally standardized assessments in English, mathematics, and reading;
(2) Workforce-ready endorsement, which is earned by attaining a score that demonstrates workforce readiness and employability on a nationally recognized job skills assessment selected by the state board of education under division (D) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code or obtaining either an industry-recognized credential, as described in division (B)(2)(d) of section 3302.03 of the Revised Code, or a license issued by a state agency or board for practice in a vocation that requires an examination for issuance of that license.
(D) Any district board administering any of the assessments required by section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code to any person requesting to take such assessment pursuant to division (B)(8)(b) of section 3301.0711 of the Revised Code shall award a diploma to such person if the person attains at least the applicable scores designated under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code on all the assessments administered and if the person has previously attained the applicable scores on all the other assessments required by division (B)(1) of that section or has been exempted or excused from attaining the applicable score on any such assessment pursuant to division (H)(I) or (L)(M) of this section or from taking any such assessment pursuant to section 3313.532 of the Revised Code.
(D)(E) Each diploma awarded under this section shall be signed by the president and treasurer of the issuing board, the superintendent of schools, and the principal of the high school. Each diploma shall bear the date of its issue, be in such form as the district board prescribes, and be paid for out of the district's general fund.
(E)(F) A person who is a resident of Ohio and is eligible under state board of education minimum standards to receive a high school diploma based in whole or in part on credits earned while an inmate of a correctional institution operated by the state or any political subdivision thereof, shall be granted such diploma by the correctional institution operating the programs in which such credits were earned, and by the board of education of the school district in which the inmate resided immediately prior to the inmate's placement in the institution. The diploma granted by the correctional institution shall be signed by the director of the institution, and by the person serving as principal of the institution's high school and shall bear the date of issue.
(F)(G) Persons who are not residents of Ohio but who are inmates of correctional institutions operated by the state or any political subdivision thereof, and who are eligible under state board of education minimum standards to receive a high school diploma based in whole or in part on credits earned while an inmate of the correctional institution, shall be granted a diploma by the correctional institution offering the program in which the credits were earned. The diploma granted by the correctional institution shall be signed by the director of the institution and by the person serving as principal of the institution's high school and shall bear the date of issue.
(G)(H) The state board of education shall provide by rule for the administration of the assessments required by section sections 3301.0710 and 3301.0712 of the Revised Code to inmates of correctional institutions.
(H)(I) Any person to whom all of the following apply shall be exempted from attaining the applicable score on the assessment in social studies designated under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code, any American history end-of-course examination and any American government end-of-course examination required under division (B)(2) of that section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code if such an exemption is prescribed by rule of the state board under division (D)(4)(G)(3) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code, or the test in citizenship designated under former division (B) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code as it existed prior to September 11, 2001:
(1) The person is not a citizen of the United States;
(2) The person is not a permanent resident of the United States;
(3) The person indicates no intention to reside in the United States after the completion of high school.
(I)(J) Notwithstanding division (D) of section 3311.19 and division (D) of section 3311.52 of the Revised Code, this section and section 3311.611 of the Revised Code do not apply to the board of education of any joint vocational school district or any cooperative education school district established pursuant to divisions (A) to (C) of section 3311.52 of the Revised Code.
(J)(K) Upon receipt of a notice under division (D) of section 3325.08 or division (D) of section 3328.25 of the Revised Code that a student has received a diploma under either section, the board of education receiving the notice may grant a high school diploma under this section to the student, except that such board shall grant the student a diploma if the student meets the graduation requirements that the student would otherwise have had to meet to receive a diploma from the district. The diploma granted under this section shall be of the same type the notice indicates the student received under section 3325.08 or 3328.25 of the Revised Code.
(K)(L) As used in this division, "limited English proficient student" has the same meaning as in division (C)(3) of section 3301.0711 of the Revised Code.
Notwithstanding division (C)(3) of section 3301.0711 of the Revised Code, no limited English proficient student who has not either attained the applicable scores designated under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code on all the assessments required by that division, or met the requirements of the assessments required by division (B)(2) of that requirement prescribed by section 3313.618 of the Revised Code, shall be awarded a diploma under this section.
(L)(M) Any student described by division (A)(1) of this section may be awarded a diploma without attaining the applicable scores designated on the assessments meeting the requirement prescribed under division (B) of by section 3301.0710 3313.618 of the Revised Code provided an individualized education program specifically exempts the student from attaining meeting such scores requirement. This division does not negate the requirement for such a student to take all such the assessments prescribed by section 3301.0710 or under division (B) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code, or alternate assessments required by division (C)(1) of section 3301.0711 of the Revised Code, for the purpose of assessing student progress as required by federal law.
(N) The state board shall not create any additional type of diploma other than those authorized by this section or section 3313.611, 3313.612, 3325.08, or 3328.25 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 3313.611.  (A) The state board of education shall adopt, by rule, standards for awarding high school credit equivalent to credit for completion of high school academic and vocational education courses to applicants for diplomas under this section. The standards may permit high school credit to be granted to an applicant for any of the following:
(1) Work experiences or experiences as a volunteer;
(2) Completion of academic, vocational, or self-improvement courses offered to persons over the age of twenty-one by a chartered public or nonpublic school;
(3) Completion of academic, vocational, or self-improvement courses offered by an organization, individual, or educational institution other than a chartered public or nonpublic school;
(4) Other life experiences considered by the board to provide knowledge and learning experiences comparable to that gained in a classroom setting.
(B) The board of education of any city, exempted village, or local school district that operates a high school shall grant a diploma of adult education to any applicant if all of the following apply:
(1) The applicant is a resident of the district;
(2) The applicant is over the age of twenty-one and has not been issued a diploma as provided in section 3313.61 of the Revised Code;
(3) Subject to section 3313.614 of the Revised Code, the applicant has met the assessment requirements of division (B)(3)(a) or (b) of this section, as applicable.
(a) Prior to the date prescribed by rule of the state board under division (D)(3) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code July 1, 2015, the applicant either:
(i) Has attained the applicable scores designated under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code on all of the assessments required by that division or was excused or exempted from any such assessment pursuant to section 3313.532 or was exempted from attaining the applicable score on any such assessment pursuant to division (H)(I) or (L)(M) of section 3313.61 of the Revised Code;
(ii) Has satisfied the alternative conditions prescribed in section 3313.615 of the Revised Code.
(b) On or after the date prescribed by rule of the state board under division (D)(3) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code July 1, 2015, has met the requirements of the entire assessment system requirement prescribed under division (B)(2) of by section 3301.0710 3313.618 of the Revised Code, except and only to the extent that the applicant is excused from some portion of that assessment system section pursuant to section 3313.532 of the Revised Code or division (H)(I) or (L)(M) of section 3313.61 of the Revised Code.
(4) The district board determines, in accordance with the standards adopted under division (A) of this section, that the applicant has attained sufficient high school credits, including equivalent credits awarded under such standards, to qualify as having successfully completed the curriculum required by the district for graduation.
(C) If a district board determines that an applicant is not eligible for a diploma under division (B) of this section, it shall inform the applicant of the reason the applicant is ineligible and shall provide a list of any courses required for the diploma for which the applicant has not received credit. An applicant may reapply for a diploma under this section at any time.
(D) If a district board awards an adult education diploma under this section, the president and treasurer of the board and the superintendent of schools shall sign it. Each diploma shall bear the date of its issuance, be in such form as the district board prescribes, and be paid for from the district's general fund, except that the state board may by rule prescribe standard language to be included on each diploma.
(E) As used in this division, "limited English proficient student" has the same meaning as in division (C)(3) of section 3301.0711 of the Revised Code.
Notwithstanding division (C)(3) of section 3301.0711 of the Revised Code, no limited English proficient student who has not either attained the applicable scores designated under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code on all the assessments required by that division, or has not met the requirements of the assessments required requirement prescribed by division (B)(2) of that section 3313.618 of the Revised Code, shall be awarded a diploma under this section.
Sec. 3313.612.  (A) No nonpublic school chartered by the state board of education shall grant a high school diploma to any person unless, subject to section 3313.614 of the Revised Code, the person has met the assessment requirements of division (A)(1) or (2) of this section, as applicable.
(1) If the person entered the ninth grade prior to the date prescribed by rule of the state board under division (D)(2) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code July 1, 2015, the person has attained at least the applicable scores designated under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code on all the assessments required by that division, or has satisfied the alternative conditions prescribed in section 3313.615 of the Revised Code.
(2) If the person entered the ninth grade on or after the date prescribed by rule of the state board under division (E)(2) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code July 1, 2015, the person has met the requirements of the entire assessment system requirement prescribed under division (B)(2) of by section 3301.0710 3313.618 of the Revised Code.
(B) This section does not apply to any either of the following:
(1) Any person with regard to any assessment from which the person was excused pursuant to division (C)(1)(c) of section 3301.0711 of the Revised Code;
(2) Any person that attends a nonpublic school accredited through the independent school association of the central states with regard to any end-of-course examination required under divisions (B)(2) and (3) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code;
(3) Any person with regard to the social studies assessment under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code, any American history end-of-course examination and any American government end-of-course examination required under division (B)(2) of that section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code if such an exemption is prescribed by rule of the state board of education under division (D)(4)(G)(3) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code, or the citizenship test under former division (B) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code as it existed prior to September 11, 2001, if all of the following apply:
(a) The person is not a citizen of the United States;
(b) The person is not a permanent resident of the United States;
(c) The person indicates no intention to reside in the United States after completion of high school.
(C) As used in this division, "limited English proficient student" has the same meaning as in division (C)(3) of section 3301.0711 of the Revised Code.
Notwithstanding division (C)(3) of section 3301.0711 of the Revised Code, no limited English proficient student who has not either attained the applicable scores designated under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code on all the assessments required by that division, or met the requirements of the assessments under division (B)(2) of that requirement prescribed by section 3313.618 of the Revised Code, shall be awarded a diploma under this section.
Sec. 3313.614.  (A) As used in this section, a person "fulfills the curriculum requirement for a diploma" at the time one of the following conditions is satisfied:
(1) The person successfully completes the high school curriculum of a school district, a community school, a chartered nonpublic school, or a correctional institution.
(2) The person successfully completes the individualized education program developed for the person under section 3323.08 of the Revised Code.
(3) A board of education issues its determination under section 3313.611 of the Revised Code that the person qualifies as having successfully completed the curriculum required by the district.
(B) This division specifies the assessment requirements that must be fulfilled as a condition toward granting high school diplomas under sections 3313.61, 3313.611, 3313.612, and 3325.08 of the Revised Code.
(1) A person who fulfills the curriculum requirement for a diploma before September 15, 2000, is not required to pass any proficiency test or achievement test in science as a condition to receiving a diploma.
(2) A person who began ninth grade prior to July 1, 2003, is not required to pass the Ohio graduation test prescribed under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 or any assessment prescribed under division (B)(2) of that section in any subject as a condition to receiving a diploma once the person has passed the ninth grade proficiency test in the same subject, so long as the person passed the ninth grade proficiency test prior to September 15, 2008. However, any such person who passes the Ohio graduation test in any subject prior to passing the ninth grade proficiency test in the same subject shall be deemed to have passed the ninth grade proficiency test in that subject as a condition to receiving a diploma. For this purpose, the ninth grade proficiency test in citizenship substitutes for the Ohio graduation test in social studies. If a person began ninth grade prior to July 1, 2003, but does not pass a ninth grade proficiency test or the Ohio graduation test in a particular subject before September 15, 2008, and passage of a test in that subject is a condition for the person to receive a diploma, the person must pass the Ohio graduation test instead of the ninth grade proficiency test in that subject to receive a diploma.
(3) A person who begins ninth grade on or after July 1, 2003, in a school district, community school, or chartered nonpublic school is not eligible to receive a diploma based on passage of ninth grade proficiency tests. Each such person who begins ninth grade prior to the date prescribed by the state board of education under division (D)(5) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code July 1, 2015, must pass Ohio graduation tests to meet the assessment requirements applicable to that person as a condition to receiving a diploma.
(4) A person who begins ninth grade on or after the date prescribed by the state board of education under division (D)(5) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code July 1, 2015, is not eligible to receive a diploma based on passage of the Ohio graduation tests. Each such person must meet the requirements of the entire assessment system requirement prescribed under division (B)(2) of by section 3301.0710 3313.618 of the Revised Code.
(C) This division specifies the curriculum requirement that shall be completed as a condition toward granting high school diplomas under sections 3313.61, 3313.611, 3313.612, and 3325.08 of the Revised Code.
(1) A person who is under twenty-two years of age when the person fulfills the curriculum requirement for a diploma shall complete the curriculum required by the school district or school issuing the diploma for the first year that the person originally enrolled in high school, except for a person who qualifies for graduation from high school under either division (D) or (F) of section 3313.603 of the Revised Code.
(2) Once a person fulfills the curriculum requirement for a diploma, the person is never required, as a condition of receiving a diploma, to meet any different curriculum requirements that take effect pending the person's passage of proficiency tests or achievement tests or assessments, including changes mandated by section 3313.603 of the Revised Code, the state board, a school district board of education, or a governing authority of a community school or chartered nonpublic school.
Sec. 3313.615.  This section shall apply to diplomas awarded after September 15, 2006, to students who are required to take the five Ohio graduation tests prescribed by division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code. This section does not apply to any student who enters ninth grade for the first time on or after July 1, 2015.
(A) As an alternative to the requirement that a person attain the scores designated under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code on all the assessments required under that division in order to be eligible for a high school diploma or an honors diploma under sections 3313.61, 3313.612, or 3325.08 of the Revised Code or for a diploma of adult education under section 3313.611 of the Revised Code, a person who has attained at least the applicable scores designated under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code on all but one of the assessments required by that division and from which the person was not excused or exempted, pursuant to division (L)(M) of section 3313.61, division (B)(1) of section 3313.612, or section 3313.532 of the Revised Code, may be awarded a diploma or honors diploma if the person has satisfied all of the following conditions:
(1) On the one assessment required under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code for which the person failed to attain the designated score, the person missed that score by ten points or less;
(2) Has a ninety-seven per cent school attendance rate in each of the last four school years, excluding any excused absences;
(3) Has not been expelled from school under section 3313.66 of the Revised Code in any of the last four school years;
(4) Has a grade point average of at least 2.5 out of 4.0, or its equivalent as designated in rules adopted by the state board of education, in the subject area of the assessment required under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code for which the person failed to attain the designated score;
(5) Has completed the high school curriculum requirements prescribed in section 3313.603 of the Revised Code or has qualified under division (D) or (F) of that section;
(6) Has taken advantage of any intervention programs provided by the school district or school in the subject area described in division (A)(4) of this section and has a ninety-seven per cent attendance rate, excluding any excused absences, in any of those programs that are provided at times beyond the normal school day, school week, or school year or has received comparable intervention services from a source other than the school district or school;
(7) Holds a letter recommending graduation from each of the person's high school teachers in the subject area described in division (A)(4) of this section and from the person's high school principal.
(B) The state board of education shall establish rules designating grade point averages equivalent to the average specified in division (A)(4) of this section for use by school districts and schools with different grading systems.
(C) Any student who is exempt from attaining the applicable score designated under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code on the Ohio graduation test in social studies pursuant to division (H)(I) of section 3313.61 or division (B)(3)(2) of section 3313.612 of the Revised Code shall not qualify for a high school diploma under this section, unless, notwithstanding the exemption, the student attains the applicable score on that assessment. If the student attains the applicable score on that assessment, the student may qualify for a diploma under this section in the same manner as any other student who is required to take the five Ohio graduation tests prescribed by division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 3313.618. (A) Except as provided in section 3314.019 of the Revised Code, in addition to the applicable curriculum requirements, each student entering ninth grade for the first time on or after July 1, 2015, shall satisfy at least one of the following conditions in order to qualify for a high school diploma:
(1) Be remediation-free, in accordance with standards adopted under division (F) of section 3345.061 of the Revised Code, on each of the nationally standardized assessments in English, mathematics, and reading;
(2) Be remediation-free, in accordance with the standards established by the state board of education, on both the end-of-course examinations in English III and algebra II, or the equivalent of algebra II, prescribed under division (B) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code;
(3) Attain a score specified under division (B)(4)(c) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code on the end-of-course examinations prescribed under division (B) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code;
(4) Attain a score that demonstrates workforce readiness and employability on a nationally recognized job skills assessment selected by the state board of education under division (D) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code or obtain either an industry-recognized credential, as described under division (B)(2)(d) of section 3302.03 of the Revised Code, or a license issued by a state agency or board for practice in a vocation that requires an examination for issuance of that license.
A student may choose to qualify for a high school diploma by satisfying any of the separate requirements prescribed by division (A)(1) to (4) of this section. If the student's school district or school does not administer the examination prescribed by one of those divisions that the student chooses to take to satisfy the requirements of this section, the school district or school may require that student to arrange for the applicable scores to be sent directly to the district or school by the company or organization that administers the examination.
(B) The state board of education shall not create or require any additional assessment for the granting of any type of high school diploma other than as prescribed by this section.
Sec. 3313.976.  (A) No private school may receive scholarship payments from parents pursuant to section 3313.979 of the Revised Code until the chief administrator of the private school registers the school with the superintendent of public instruction. The state superintendent shall register any school that meets the following requirements:
(1) The school is located within the boundaries of the pilot project school district;
(2) The school indicates in writing its commitment to follow all requirements for a state-sponsored scholarship program specified under sections 3313.974 to 3313.979 of the Revised Code, including, but not limited to, the requirements for admitting students pursuant to section 3313.977 of the Revised Code;
(3) The school meets all state minimum standards for chartered nonpublic schools in effect on July 1, 1992, except that the state superintendent at the superintendent's discretion may register nonchartered nonpublic schools meeting the other requirements of this division;
(4) The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, or ethnic background;
(5) The school enrolls a minimum of ten students per class or a sum of at least twenty-five students in all the classes offered;
(6) The school does not advocate or foster unlawful behavior or teach hatred of any person or group on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, or religion;
(7) The school does not provide false or misleading information about the school to parents, students, or the general public;
(8) For students in grades kindergarten through eight with family incomes at or below two hundred per cent of the federal poverty guidelines, as defined in section 5104.46 of the Revised Code, the school agrees not to charge any tuition in excess of the scholarship amount established pursuant to division (C)(1) of section 3313.978 of the Revised Code, excluding any increase described in division (C)(2) of that section.
(9) For students in grades kindergarten through eight with family incomes above two hundred per cent of the federal poverty guidelines, whose scholarship amounts are less than the actual tuition charge of the school, the school agrees not to charge any tuition in excess of the difference between the actual tuition charge of the school and the scholarship amount established pursuant to division (C)(1) of section 3313.978 of the Revised Code, excluding any increase described in division (C)(2) of that section. The school shall permit such tuition, at the discretion of the parent, to be satisfied by the family's provision of in-kind contributions or services.
(10) The school agrees not to charge any tuition to families of students in grades nine through twelve receiving a scholarship in excess of the actual tuition charge of the school less the scholarship amount established pursuant to division (C)(1) of section 3313.978 of the Revised Code, excluding any increase described in division (C)(2) of that section.
(11) If the school is not subject to division (K)(1)(a) of section 3301.0711 of the Revised Code, it annually administers the applicable assessments prescribed by section 3301.0710 or 3301.0712 of the Revised Code to each scholarship student enrolled in the school in accordance with section 3301.0711 or 3301.0712 of the Revised Code and reports to the department of education the results of each such assessment administered to each scholarship student.
(B) The state superintendent shall revoke the registration of any school if, after a hearing, the superintendent determines that the school is in violation of any of the provisions of division (A) of this section.
(C) Any public school located in a school district adjacent to the pilot project district may receive scholarship payments on behalf of parents pursuant to section 3313.979 of the Revised Code if the superintendent of the district in which such public school is located notifies the state superintendent prior to the first day of March that the district intends to admit students from the pilot project district for the ensuing school year pursuant to section 3327.06 of the Revised Code.
(D) Any parent wishing to purchase tutorial assistance from any person or governmental entity pursuant to the pilot project program under sections 3313.974 to 3313.979 of the Revised Code shall apply to the state superintendent. The state superintendent shall approve providers who appear to possess the capability of furnishing the instructional services they are offering to provide.
Sec. 3314.017.  (A) The state board of education shall prescribe by rules, adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, an academic performance rating and report card system that satisfies the requirements of this section for community schools that primarily serve students enrolled in dropout prevention and recovery programs as described in division (A)(4)(a) of section 3314.35 of the Revised Code, to be used in lieu of the system prescribed under sections 3302.03 and 3314.012 of the Revised Code beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. Each such school shall comply with the testing and reporting requirements of the system as prescribed by the state board.
(B) Nothing in this section shall at any time relieve a school from its obligations under the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" to make "adequate yearly progress," as both that act and that term are defined in section 3302.01 of the Revised Code, or a school's amenability to the provisions of section 3302.04 or 3302.041 of the Revised Code. The department shall continue to report each school's performance as required by the act and to enforce applicable sanctions under section 3302.04 or 3302.041 of the Revised Code.
(C) The rules adopted by the state board shall prescribe the following performance indicators for the rating and report card system required by this section:
(1) Graduation rate for each of the following student cohorts:
(a) The number of students who graduate in four years or less with a regular high school diploma divided by the number of students who form the adjusted cohort for the graduating class;
(b) The number of students who graduate in five years with a regular high school diploma divided by the number of students who form the adjusted cohort for the four-year graduation rate;
(c) The number of students who graduate in six years with a regular high school diploma divided by the number of students who form the adjusted cohort for the four-year graduation rate;
(d) The number of students who graduate in seven years with a regular high school diploma divided by the number of students who form the adjusted cohort for the four-year graduation rate;
(e) The number of students who graduate in eight years with a regular high school diploma divided by the number of students who form the adjusted cohort for the four-year graduation rate.
(2) The percentage of twelfth-grade students currently enrolled in the school and other students enrolled in the school, regardless of grade level, who are within three months of their twenty-second birthday who have attained satisfied one of the following conditions:
(a) Attained the designated passing score on all of the applicable state high school achievement assessments required under division (B)(1) or (2) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code and other students enrolled in the school, regardless of grade level, who are within three months of their twenty-second birthday and have attained the designated passing score on all of the applicable state high school achievement assessments by their twenty-second birthday; or met the requirement of section 3313.618 of the Revised Code, as applicable;
(b) Attained a minimum passing score on the assessments prescribed under division (B) of section 3314.019 of the Revised Code;
(c) Attained a score that demonstrates workforce readiness and employability on a nationally recognized job skills assessment selected by the state board under division (D) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code.
(3) Annual measurable objectives as defined in section 3302.01 of the Revised Code;
(4) Growth in student achievement in reading, or mathematics, or both as measured by separate nationally norm-referenced assessments that have developed appropriate standards for students enrolled in dropout prevention and recovery programs, adopted or approved by the state board.
(D)(1) The state board's rules shall prescribe the expected performance levels and benchmarks for each of the indicators prescribed by division (C) of this section based on the data gathered by the department under division (F) of this section. Based on a school's level of attainment or nonattainment of the expected performance levels and benchmarks for each of the indicators, the department shall rate each school in one of the following categories:
(a) Exceeds standards;
(b) Meets standards;
(c) Does not meet standards.
(2) The state board's rules shall establish all of the following:
(a) Not later than June 30, 2013, performance levels and benchmarks for the indicators described in divisions (C)(1) to (3) of this section;
(b) Not later than December 31, 2014, both of the following:
(i) Performance levels and benchmarks for the indicator described in division (C)(4) of this section;
(ii) Standards for awarding a community school described in division (A)(4)(a) of section 3314.35 of the Revised Code an overall designation, which shall be calculated as follows:
(I) Thirty per cent of the score shall be based on the indicators described in division (C)(1) of this section that are applicable to the school year for which the overall designation is granted.
(II) Thirty per cent of the score shall be based on the indicators described in division (C)(4) of this section.
(III) Twenty per cent of the score shall be based on the indicators described in division (C)(2) of this section.
(IV) Twenty per cent of the score shall be based on the indicators described in division (C)(3) of this section.
(3) If both of the indicators described in divisions (C)(1) and (2) of this section improve by ten per cent for two consecutive years, a school shall be rated not less than "meets standards."
The rating and the relevant performance data for each school shall be posted on the department's web site, and a copy of the rating and data shall be provided to the governing authority of the community school.
(E)(1) For the 2012-2013 school year, the department shall issue a report card including the following performance measures, but without a performance rating as described in divisions (D)(1)(a) to (c) of this section, for each community school described in division (A)(4)(a) of section 3314.35 of the Revised Code:
(a) The graduation rates as described in divisions (C)(1)(a) to (c) of this section;
(b) The percentage of twelfth-grade students and other students who have attained a designated passing score on high school achievement assessments as described in division (C)(2)(a) of this section;
(c) The statewide average for the graduation rates and assessment passage rates described in divisions (C)(1)(a) to (c) and (C)(2)(a) of this section;
(d) Annual measurable objectives described in division (C)(3) of this section.
(2) For the 2013-2014 school year, the department shall issue a report card including the following performance measures for each community school described in division (A)(4)(a) of section 3314.35 of the Revised Code:
(a) The graduation rates described in divisions (C)(1)(a) to (d) of this section, including a performance rating as described in divisions (D)(1)(a) to (c) of this section;
(b) The percentage of twelfth-grade students and other students who have attained a designated passing score on high school achievement assessments as described in division (C)(2)(a) of this section, including a performance rating as described in divisions (D)(1)(a) to (c) of this section;
(c) Annual measurable objectives described in division (C)(3) of this section, including a performance rating as described in divisions (D)(1)(a) to (c) of this section;
(d) Both of the following without an assigned rating:
(i) Growth in annual student achievement in reading and mathematics described in division (C)(4) of this section, if available;
(ii) Student outcome data, including postsecondary credit earned, nationally recognized career or technical certification, military enlistment, job placement, and attendance rate.
(3) Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, and annually thereafter, the department shall issue a report card for each community school described in division (A)(4)(a) of section 3314.35 of the Revised Code that includes all of the following performance measures, including a performance rating for each measure as described in divisions (D)(1)(a) to (c) of this section:
(a) The graduation rates as described in division (C)(1) of this section;
(b) The percentage of twelfth-grade students and other students who have attained a designated passing score on high school achievement assessments as met a condition described in division (C)(2) of this section as selected by the state board;
(c) Annual measurable objectives described in division (C)(3) of this section, including a performance rating as described in divisions (D)(1)(a) to (c) of this section;
(d) Growth in annual student achievement in reading and mathematics as described in division (C)(4) of this section;
(e) An overall performance designation for the school calculated under rules adopted under division (D)(2) of this section.
The department shall also include student outcome data, including postsecondary credit earned, nationally recognized career or technical certification, military enlistment, job placement, attendance rate, and progress on closing achievement gaps for each school. This information shall not be included in the calculation of a school's performance rating.
(F) In developing the rating and report card system required by this section, during the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years, the department shall gather and analyze data as determined necessary from each community school described in division (A)(4)(a) of section 3314.35 of the Revised Code. Each such school shall cooperate with the department by supplying requested data and administering required assessments, including sample assessments for purposes of measuring student achievement growth as described in division (C)(4) of this section. The department shall consult with stakeholder groups in performing its duties under this division.
The department shall also identify one or more states that have established or are in the process of establishing similar academic performance rating systems for dropout prevention and recovery programs and consult with the departments of education of those states in developing the system required by this section.
(G) Not later than December 31, 2014, the state board shall review the performance levels and benchmarks for performance indicators in the report card issued under this section and may revise them based on the data collected under division (F) of this section.
Sec. 3314.019. (A) Beginning July 1, 2015, in addition to the applicable curriculum requirements, each student enrolled in a community school that primarily serves students enrolled in dropout prevention and recovery programs, as described in division (A)(4)(a) of section 3314.35 of the Revised Code, shall satisfy at least one of the following conditions in order to qualify for a high school diploma:
(1) Satisfy one of the conditions prescribed in section 3313.618 of the Revised Code;
(2) Attain a minimum passing score on each of the assessments prescribed under division (B) of this section;
(3) Attain a score that demonstrates workforce readiness and employability on a nationally recognized job skills assessment selected by the state board of education under division (D) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code.
(B) Not later than July 1, 2015, the state board shall adopt rules, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, to designate for students enrolled in a dropout prevention and recovery program assessments in mathematics, science, social studies, and English language arts that evaluate a student's demonstration of general knowledge in a specific content area. The state board shall designate a minimum passing score for each of the assessments necessary to satisfy the requirement prescribed in division (A)(2) of this section.
Sec. 3314.03.  A copy of every contract entered into under this section shall be filed with the superintendent of public instruction. The department of education shall make available on its web site a copy of every approved, executed contract filed with the superintendent under this section.
(A) Each contract entered into between a sponsor and the governing authority of a community school shall specify the following:
(1) That the school shall be established as either of the following:
(a) A nonprofit corporation established under Chapter 1702. of the Revised Code, if established prior to April 8, 2003;
(b) A public benefit corporation established under Chapter 1702. of the Revised Code, if established after April 8, 2003.
(2) The education program of the school, including the school's mission, the characteristics of the students the school is expected to attract, the ages and grades of students, and the focus of the curriculum;
(3) The academic goals to be achieved and the method of measurement that will be used to determine progress toward those goals, which shall include the statewide achievement assessments;
(4) Performance standards by which the success of the school will be evaluated by the sponsor;
(5) The admission standards of section 3314.06 of the Revised Code and, if applicable, section 3314.061 of the Revised Code;
(6)(a) Dismissal procedures;
(b) A requirement that the governing authority adopt an attendance policy that includes a procedure for automatically withdrawing a student from the school if the student without a legitimate excuse fails to participate in one hundred five consecutive hours of the learning opportunities offered to the student.
(7) The ways by which the school will achieve racial and ethnic balance reflective of the community it serves;
(8) Requirements for financial audits by the auditor of state. The contract shall require financial records of the school to be maintained in the same manner as are financial records of school districts, pursuant to rules of the auditor of state. Audits shall be conducted in accordance with section 117.10 of the Revised Code.
(9) The facilities to be used and their locations;
(10) Qualifications of teachers, including a requirement that the school's classroom teachers be licensed in accordance with sections 3319.22 to 3319.31 of the Revised Code, except that a community school may engage noncertificated persons to teach up to twelve hours per week pursuant to section 3319.301 of the Revised Code.
(11) That the school will comply with the following requirements:
(a) The school will provide learning opportunities to a minimum of twenty-five students for a minimum of nine hundred twenty hours per school year.
(b) The governing authority will purchase liability insurance, or otherwise provide for the potential liability of the school.
(c) The school will be nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies, employment practices, and all other operations, and will not be operated by a sectarian school or religious institution.
(d) The school will comply with sections 9.90, 9.91, 109.65, 121.22, 149.43, 2151.357, 2151.421, 2313.19, 3301.0710, 3301.0711, 3301.0712, 3301.0715, 3301.946, 3313.472, 3313.50, 3313.536, 3313.539, 3313.608, 3313.609, 3313.6012, 3313.6013, 3313.6014, 3313.6015, 3313.643, 3313.648, 3313.6411, 3313.66, 3313.661, 3313.662, 3313.666, 3313.667, 3313.67, 3313.671, 3313.672, 3313.673, 3313.69, 3313.71, 3313.716, 3313.718, 3313.719, 3313.80, 3313.814, 3313.816, 3313.817, 3313.86, 3313.96, 3319.073, 3319.321, 3319.39, 3319.391, 3319.41, 3321.01, 3321.041, 3321.13, 3321.14, 3321.17, 3321.18, 3321.19, 3321.191, 3327.10, 4111.17, 4113.52, and 5705.391 and Chapters 117., 1347., 2744., 3365., 3742., 4112., 4123., 4141., and 4167. of the Revised Code as if it were a school district and will comply with section 3301.0714 of the Revised Code in the manner specified in section 3314.17 of the Revised Code.
(e) The school shall comply with Chapter 102. and section 2921.42 of the Revised Code.
(f) The school will comply with sections 3313.61, 3313.611, and 3313.614 of the Revised Code, except that for students who enter ninth grade for the first time before July 1, 2010, the requirement in sections 3313.61 and 3313.611 of the Revised Code that a person must successfully complete the curriculum in any high school prior to receiving a high school diploma may be met by completing the curriculum adopted by the governing authority of the community school rather than the curriculum specified in Title XXXIII of the Revised Code or any rules of the state board of education. Beginning with students who enter ninth grade for the first time on or after July 1, 2010, the requirement in sections 3313.61 and 3313.611 of the Revised Code that a person must successfully complete the curriculum of a high school prior to receiving a high school diploma shall be met by completing the Ohio core curriculum prescribed in division (C) of section 3313.603 of the Revised Code, unless the person qualifies under division (D) or (F) of that section. Each school shall comply with the plan for awarding high school credit based on demonstration of subject area competency, adopted by the state board of education under division (J) of section 3313.603 of the Revised Code.
(g) The school governing authority will submit within four months after the end of each school year a report of its activities and progress in meeting the goals and standards of divisions (A)(3) and (4) of this section and its financial status to the sponsor and the parents of all students enrolled in the school.
(h) The school, unless it is an internet- or computer-based community school, will comply with section 3313.801 of the Revised Code as if it were a school district.
(i) If the school is the recipient of moneys from a grant awarded under the federal race to the top program, Division (A), Title XIV, Sections 14005 and 14006 of the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009," Pub. L. No. 111-5, 123 Stat. 115, the school will pay teachers based upon performance in accordance with section 3317.141 and will comply with section 3319.111 of the Revised Code as if it were a school district.
(12) Arrangements for providing health and other benefits to employees;
(13) The length of the contract, which shall begin at the beginning of an academic year. No contract shall exceed five years unless such contract has been renewed pursuant to division (E) of this section.
(14) The governing authority of the school, which shall be responsible for carrying out the provisions of the contract;
(15) A financial plan detailing an estimated school budget for each year of the period of the contract and specifying the total estimated per pupil expenditure amount for each such year.
(16) Requirements and procedures regarding the disposition of employees of the school in the event the contract is terminated or not renewed pursuant to section 3314.07 of the Revised Code;
(17) Whether the school is to be created by converting all or part of an existing public school or educational service center building or is to be a new start-up school, and if it is a converted public school or service center building, specification of any duties or responsibilities of an employer that the board of education or service center governing board that operated the school or building before conversion is delegating to the governing authority of the community school with respect to all or any specified group of employees provided the delegation is not prohibited by a collective bargaining agreement applicable to such employees;
(18) Provisions establishing procedures for resolving disputes or differences of opinion between the sponsor and the governing authority of the community school;
(19) A provision requiring the governing authority to adopt a policy regarding the admission of students who reside outside the district in which the school is located. That policy shall comply with the admissions procedures specified in sections 3314.06 and 3314.061 of the Revised Code and, at the sole discretion of the authority, shall do one of the following:
(a) Prohibit the enrollment of students who reside outside the district in which the school is located;
(b) Permit the enrollment of students who reside in districts adjacent to the district in which the school is located;
(c) Permit the enrollment of students who reside in any other district in the state.
(20) A provision recognizing the authority of the department of education to take over the sponsorship of the school in accordance with the provisions of division (C) of section 3314.015 of the Revised Code;
(21) A provision recognizing the sponsor's authority to assume the operation of a school under the conditions specified in division (B) of section 3314.073 of the Revised Code;
(22) A provision recognizing both of the following:
(a) The authority of public health and safety officials to inspect the facilities of the school and to order the facilities closed if those officials find that the facilities are not in compliance with health and safety laws and regulations;
(b) The authority of the department of education as the community school oversight body to suspend the operation of the school under section 3314.072 of the Revised Code if the department has evidence of conditions or violations of law at the school that pose an imminent danger to the health and safety of the school's students and employees and the sponsor refuses to take such action.
(23) A description of the learning opportunities that will be offered to students including both classroom-based and non-classroom-based learning opportunities that is in compliance with criteria for student participation established by the department under division (H)(2) of section 3314.08 of the Revised Code;
(24) The school will comply with sections 3302.04 and 3302.041 of the Revised Code, except that any action required to be taken by a school district pursuant to those sections shall be taken by the sponsor of the school. However, the sponsor shall not be required to take any action described in division (F) of section 3302.04 of the Revised Code.
(25) Beginning in the 2006-2007 school year, the school will open for operation not later than the thirtieth day of September each school year, unless the mission of the school as specified under division (A)(2) of this section is solely to serve dropouts. In its initial year of operation, if the school fails to open by the thirtieth day of September, or within one year after the adoption of the contract pursuant to division (D) of section 3314.02 of the Revised Code if the mission of the school is solely to serve dropouts, the contract shall be void.
(B) The community school shall also submit to the sponsor a comprehensive plan for the school. The plan shall specify the following:
(1) The process by which the governing authority of the school will be selected in the future;
(2) The management and administration of the school;
(3) If the community school is a currently existing public school or educational service center building, alternative arrangements for current public school students who choose not to attend the converted school and for teachers who choose not to teach in the school or building after conversion;
(4) The instructional program and educational philosophy of the school;
(5) Internal financial controls.
(C) A contract entered into under section 3314.02 of the Revised Code between a sponsor and the governing authority of a community school may provide for the community school governing authority to make payments to the sponsor, which is hereby authorized to receive such payments as set forth in the contract between the governing authority and the sponsor. The total amount of such payments for oversight and monitoring of the school shall not exceed three per cent of the total amount of payments for operating expenses that the school receives from the state.
(D) The contract shall specify the duties of the sponsor which shall be in accordance with the written agreement entered into with the department of education under division (B) of section 3314.015 of the Revised Code and shall include the following:
(1) Monitor the community school's compliance with all laws applicable to the school and with the terms of the contract;
(2) Monitor and evaluate the academic and fiscal performance and the organization and operation of the community school on at least an annual basis;
(3) Report on an annual basis the results of the evaluation conducted under division (D)(2) of this section to the department of education and to the parents of students enrolled in the community school;
(4) Provide technical assistance to the community school in complying with laws applicable to the school and terms of the contract;
(5) Take steps to intervene in the school's operation to correct problems in the school's overall performance, declare the school to be on probationary status pursuant to section 3314.073 of the Revised Code, suspend the operation of the school pursuant to section 3314.072 of the Revised Code, or terminate the contract of the school pursuant to section 3314.07 of the Revised Code as determined necessary by the sponsor;
(6) Have in place a plan of action to be undertaken in the event the community school experiences financial difficulties or closes prior to the end of a school year.
(E) Upon the expiration of a contract entered into under this section, the sponsor of a community school may, with the approval of the governing authority of the school, renew that contract for a period of time determined by the sponsor, but not ending earlier than the end of any school year, if the sponsor finds that the school's compliance with applicable laws and terms of the contract and the school's progress in meeting the academic goals prescribed in the contract have been satisfactory. Any contract that is renewed under this division remains subject to the provisions of sections 3314.07, 3314.072, and 3314.073 of the Revised Code.
(F) If a community school fails to open for operation within one year after the contract entered into under this section is adopted pursuant to division (D) of section 3314.02 of the Revised Code or permanently closes prior to the expiration of the contract, the contract shall be void and the school shall not enter into a contract with any other sponsor. A school shall not be considered permanently closed because the operations of the school have been suspended pursuant to section 3314.072 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 3314.36. (A) Section 3314.35 of the Revised Code does not apply to any community school in which a majority of the students are enrolled in a dropout prevention and recovery program that is operated by the school and that has been granted a waiver by the department of education. Until June 30, 2014, the department shall grant a waiver to a dropout prevention and recovery program, within sixty days after the program applies for the waiver, if the program meets all of the following conditions:
(1) The program serves only students not younger than sixteen years of age and not older than twenty-one years of age.
(2) The program enrolls students who, at the time of their initial enrollment, either, or both, are at least one grade level behind their cohort age groups or experience crises that significantly interfere with their academic progress such that they are prevented from continuing their traditional programs.
(3) The program requires students to attain at least the applicable score designated for each of the assessments prescribed under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code or, to the extent prescribed by rule of the state board of education under division (D)(6) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code, division (B)(2) of that section.
(4) The program develops an individual career plan for the student that specifies the student's matriculating to a two-year degree program, acquiring a business and industry credential, or entering an apprenticeship.
(5) The program provides counseling and support for the student related to the plan developed under division (A)(4) of this section during the remainder of the student's high school experience.
(6) Prior to receiving the waiver, the program has submitted to the department an instructional plan that demonstrates how the academic content standards adopted by the state board of education under section 3301.079 of the Revised Code will be taught and assessed.
If the department does not act either to grant the waiver or to reject the program application for the waiver within sixty days as required under this section, the waiver shall be considered to be granted.
(B) Notwithstanding division (A) of this section, the department shall not grant a waiver to any community school that did not qualify for a waiver under this section when it initially began operations, unless the state board of education approves the waiver.
(C) Beginning on July 1, 2014, all community schools in which a majority of the students are enrolled in a dropout prevention and recovery program are subject to the provisions of section 3314.351 of the Revised Code, regardless of whether a waiver has been granted under this section. Thereafter, no waivers shall be granted under this section.
Sec. 3325.08.  (A) A diploma shall be granted by the superintendent of the state school for the blind and the superintendent of the state school for the deaf to any student enrolled in one of these state schools to whom all of the following apply:
(1) The student has successfully completed the individualized education program developed for the student for the student's high school education pursuant to section 3323.08 of the Revised Code;
(2) Subject to section 3313.614 of the Revised Code, the student has met the assessment requirements of division (A)(2)(a) or (b) of this section, as applicable.
(a) If the student entered the ninth grade prior to the date prescribed by rule of the state board of education under division (D)(2) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code July 1, 2015, the student either:
(i) Has attained at least the applicable scores designated under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code on all the assessments prescribed by that division unless division (L)(M) of section 3313.61 of the Revised Code applies to the student;
(ii) Has satisfied the alternative conditions prescribed in section 3313.615 of the Revised Code.
(b) If the student entered the ninth grade on or after the date prescribed by rule of the state board under division (D)(2) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code July 1, 2015, the student has met the requirements of the entire assessment system requirement prescribed under division (B)(2) of by section 3301.0710 3313.618 of the Revised Code, except to the extent that division (L)(M) of section 3313.61 of the Revised Code applies to the student.
(3) The student is not eligible to receive an honors diploma granted pursuant to division (B) of this section.
No diploma shall be granted under this division to anyone except as provided under this division.
(B) In lieu of a diploma granted under division (A) of this section, the superintendent of the state school for the blind and the superintendent of the state school for the deaf shall grant an honors diploma, in the same manner that the boards of education of school districts grant such diplomas under division (B) of section 3313.61 of the Revised Code, to any student enrolled in one of these state schools who accomplishes all of the following:
(1) Successfully completes the individualized education program developed for the student for the student's high school education pursuant to section 3323.08 of the Revised Code;
(2) Subject to section 3313.614 of the Revised Code, has met the assessment requirements of division (B)(2)(a) or (b) of this section, as applicable.
(a) If the student entered the ninth grade prior to the date prescribed by rule of the state board under division (D)(2) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code July 1, 2015, the student either:
(i) Has attained at least the applicable scores designated under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code on all the assessments prescribed under that division;
(ii) Has satisfied the alternative conditions prescribed in section 3313.615 of the Revised Code.
(b) If the student entered the ninth grade on or after the date prescribed by rule of the state board under division (D)(2) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code July 1, 2015, the student has met the requirements of the entire assessment system requirement prescribed under division (B)(2) of by section 3301.0710 3313.618 of the Revised Code.
(3) Has met additional criteria for granting an honors diploma.
These additional criteria shall be the same as those prescribed by the state board under division (B) of section 3313.61 of the Revised Code for the granting of such diplomas by school districts. No honors diploma shall be granted to anyone failing to comply with this division and not more than one honors diploma shall be granted to any student under this division.
(C) A diploma or honors diploma awarded under this section shall be signed by the superintendent of public instruction and the superintendent of the state school for the blind or the superintendent of the state school for the deaf, as applicable. Each diploma shall bear the date of its issue and be in such form as the school superintendent prescribes.
(D) Upon granting a diploma to a student under this section, the superintendent of the state school in which the student is enrolled shall provide notice of receipt of the diploma to the board of education of the school district where the student is entitled to attend school under section 3313.64 or 3313.65 of the Revised Code when not residing at the state school for the blind or the state school for the deaf. The notice shall indicate the type of diploma granted.
Sec. 3326.11. Each science, technology, engineering, and mathematics school established under this chapter and its governing body shall comply with sections 9.90, 9.91, 109.65, 121.22, 149.43, 2151.357, 2151.421, 2313.19, 2921.42, 2921.43, 3301.0714, 3301.0715, 3301.946, 3313.14, 3313.15, 3313.16, 3313.18, 3313.201, 3313.26, 3313.472, 3313.48, 3313.481, 3313.482, 3313.50, 3313.536, 3313.539, 3313.608, 3313.6012, 3313.6013, 3313.6014, 3313.6015, 3313.61, 3313.611, 3313.614, 3313.615, 3313.643, 3313.648, 3313.6411, 3313.66, 3313.661, 3313.662, 3313.666, 3313.667, 3313.67, 3313.671, 3313.672, 3313.673, 3313.69, 3313.71, 3313.716, 3313.718, 3313.719, 3313.80, 3313.801, 3313.814, 3313.816, 3313.817, 3313.86, 3313.88, 3313.96, 3319.073, 3319.21, 3319.32, 3319.321, 3319.35, 3319.39, 3319.391, 3319.41, 3319.45, 3321.01, 3321.041, 3321.13, 3321.14, 3321.17, 3321.18, 3321.19, 3321.191, 3327.10, 4111.17, 4113.52, and 5705.391 and Chapters 102., 117., 1347., 2744., 3307., 3309., 3365., 3742., 4112., 4123., 4141., and 4167. of the Revised Code as if it were a school district.
Sec. 3328.24. A college-preparatory boarding school established under this chapter and its board of trustees shall comply with sections 102.02, 3301.0710, 3301.0711, 3301.0712, 3301.0714, 3301.946, 3313.6411, 3319.39, and 3319.391 of the Revised Code as if the school were a school district and the school's board of trustees were a district board of education.
Sec. 3328.25.  (A) The board of trustees of a college-preparatory boarding school established under this chapter shall grant a diploma to any student enrolled in the school to whom all of the following apply:
(1) The student has successfully completed the school's high school curriculum or the IEP developed for the student by the school pursuant to section 3323.08 of the Revised Code or has qualified under division (D) or (F) of section 3313.603 of the Revised Code, provided that the school shall not require a student to remain in school for any specific number of semesters or other terms if the student completes the required curriculum early.
(2) Subject to section 3313.614 of the Revised Code, the student has met the assessment requirements of division (A)(2)(a) or (b) of this section, as applicable.
(a) If the student entered ninth grade prior to the date prescribed by rule of the state board of education under division (D)(2) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code July 1, 2015, the student either:
(i) Has attained at least the applicable scores designated under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code on all the assessments prescribed by that division unless division (L)(M) of section 3313.61 of the Revised Code applies to the student;
(ii) Has satisfied the alternative conditions prescribed in section 3313.615 of the Revised Code.
(b) If the person entered ninth grade on or after the date prescribed by rule of the state board under division (D)(2) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code July 1, 2015, the student has met the requirements of the entire assessment system requirement prescribed under division (B)(2) of by section 3301.0710 3313.618 of the Revised Code, except to the extent that the student is excused from some portion of that assessment system section pursuant to division (L)(M) of section 3313.61 of the Revised Code.
(3) The student is not eligible to receive an honors diploma granted under division (B) of this section.
No diploma shall be granted under this division to anyone except as provided in this division.
(B) In lieu of a diploma granted under division (A) of this section, the board of trustees shall grant an honors diploma, in the same manner that boards of education of school districts grant honors diplomas under division (B) of section 3313.61 of the Revised Code, to any student enrolled in the school who accomplishes all of the following:
(1) Successfully completes the school's high school curriculum or the IEP developed for the student by the school pursuant to section 3323.08 of the Revised Code;
(2) Subject to section 3313.614 of the Revised Code, has met the assessment requirements of division (B)(2)(a) or (b) of this section, as applicable.
(a) If the student entered ninth grade prior to the date prescribed by rule of the state board under division (D)(2) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code July 1, 2015, the student either:
(i) Has attained at least the applicable scores designated under division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code on all the assessments prescribed under that division;
(ii) Has satisfied the alternative conditions prescribed in section 3313.615 of the Revised Code.
(b) If the person entered ninth grade on or after the date prescribed by rule of the state board under division (D)(2) of section 3301.0712 of the Revised Code July 1, 2015, the student has met the requirements of the entire assessment system requirement prescribed under division (B)(2) of by section 3301.0710 3313.618 of the Revised Code.
(3) Has met the additional criteria for granting an honors diploma prescribed by the state board under division (B) of section 3313.61 of the Revised Code for the granting of honors diplomas by school districts.
An honors diploma shall not be granted to a student who is subject to the Ohio core curriculum prescribed in division (C) of section 3313.603 of the Revised Code but elects the option of division (D) or (F) of that section. No honors diploma shall be granted to anyone failing to comply with this division, and not more than one honors diploma shall be granted to any student under this division.
(C) A diploma or honors diploma awarded under this section shall be signed by the presiding officer of the board of trustees. Each diploma shall bear the date of its issue and be in such form as the board of trustees prescribes.
(D) Upon granting a diploma to a student under this section, the presiding officer of the board of trustees shall provide notice of receipt of the diploma to the board of education of the city, exempted village, or local school district where the student is entitled to attend school when not residing at the college-preparatory boarding school. The notice shall indicate the type of diploma granted.
Sec. 3329.07.  The board of education of each city, exempted village, and local school district, in compliance with section 3329.081 of the Revised Code, shall cause it to be ascertained and at a regular meeting determine which, and the number of each of the textbooks or electronic textbooks the schools under its charge require. The treasurer at once shall order the textbooks or electronic textbooks agreed upon from the publisher, who on the receipt of such order must ship the textbooks or electronic textbooks to the treasurer without delay. The treasurer forthwith shall examine the textbooks or electronic textbooks, and, if found right and in accordance with the order, remit the amount to the publisher. The board must pay for the textbooks or electronic textbooks so purchased and in addition all charges for the transportation of the textbooks or electronic textbooks out of the general fund of said district or out of such other funds as it may have available for such purchase of textbooks or electronic textbooks. If such board at any time can secure from the publishers textbooks or electronic textbooks at less than such maximum price, they shall do so, and without unnecessary delay may make effort to secure such lower price before adopting any particular textbooks or electronic textbooks.
Sec. 3329.08.  At any regular meeting, the board of education of each local, city, and exempted village school district shall determine by a majority vote of all members elected or appointed under division (B) or (F) of section 3311.71 of the Revised Code, and in compliance with section 3329.081 of the Revised Code, which of such textbooks or electronic textbooks so filed shall be used in the schools under its control.
Sec. 3329.081.  The board of education of each local, city, and exempted village school district shall establish a process for selecting and adopting textbooks, electronic textbooks, and instructional materials in consultation with teachers, parents, and citizens of the school district.
Sec. 3329.082.  On or before June 30, 2014, the department of education shall establish a model process for use by a school district board of education selecting and adopting textbooks, electronic textbooks, and instructional materials pursuant to sections 3329.07 and 3329.08 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 3333.123.  (A) As used in this section:
(1) "The Ohio college opportunity grant program" means the program established under section 3333.122 of the Revised Code.
(2) "Rules for the Ohio college opportunity grant program" means the rules authorized in division (R) of section 3333.04 of the Revised Code for the implementation of the program.
(B) In adopting rules for the Ohio college opportunity grant program, the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents may include provisions that give preferential or priority funding to low-income students who in their primary and secondary school work participate in or complete rigorous academic coursework, attain passing scores on the assessments prescribed in section 3301.0710 or 3301.0712 of the Revised Code, or meet other high academic performance standards determined by the chancellor to reduce the need for remediation and ensure academic success at the postsecondary education level. Any such rules shall include a specification of procedures needed to certify student achievement of primary and secondary standards as well as the timeline for implementation of the provisions authorized by this section.
Section 2.  That existing sections 3301.079, 3301.0710, 3301.0711, 3301.0712, 3301.16, 3302.02, 3302.03, 3302.031, 3310.14, 3310.522, 3313.532, 3313.603, 3313.61, 3313.611, 3313.612, 3313.614, 3313.615, 3313.976, 3314.017, 3314.03, 3314.36, 3325.08, 3326.11, 3328.24, 3328.25, 3329.07, 3329.08, and 3333.123 of the Revised Code are hereby repealed.
Section 3.  Not later than thirty days after the effective date of this section, the Department of Education shall develop and publish an estimated college- and career-ready score for each of the sections of the Ohio Graduation Test prescribed by division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code. The scores shall be published on all district, school, teacher, and student score reports generated by the Department.
Section 4.  Notwithstanding anything in the Revised Code to the contrary, the board of education of a school district, the governing authority of a community school established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code, or the governing body of a STEM school established under Chapter 3326. of the Revised Code that has entered into a collective bargaining agreement with its teachers under Chapter 4117. of the Revised Code may enter into a separate memorandum of understanding with the exclusive representative of its teachers stipulating that the value-added progress dimension rating issued for the 2014-2015 school year to assess student academic growth for purposes of teacher evaluations under sections 3311.80, 3319.111, and 3319.112 of the Revised Code will not be used when making decisions regarding the dismissal, retention, tenure, or compensation of the district's or school's teachers. If such a memorandum of understanding is entered into, the district or school shall use a different measure of student progress, approved by the Department of Education, for such purposes.
As used in this section, "value-added progress dimension" means the value-added progress dimension prescribed by 3302.021 of the Revised Code or an alternative student academic progress measure if adopted under division (C)(1)(e) of section 3303.03 of the Revised Code.
Section 5.  Except for purposes of the comparison study prescribed by Section 7 of this act, prior to July 1, 2015, neither the Department of Education nor the State Board of Education shall implement or require the online administration of any assessments prescribed by sections 3301.0710 and 3301.0712 of the Revised Code.
Section 6.  The Department of Education shall conduct a comprehensive survey of the capacity and readiness of each school district for online administration of the assessments prescribed by sections 3301.0710 and 3301.0712 of the Revised Code based on recommended specifications for such administration of the assessments. The survey conducted under this section shall include information regarding hardware, software, bandwidth, technical support, security requirements, training for teachers regarding the administration of assessments, and training for students regarding taking the assessments.
Not later than ninety days after the effective date of this section, the Department shall compile and present to the Governor, the chairpersons and ranking members of the education committees of the Senate and House of Representatives, and the State Board of Education the results of the survey conducted under this section and a detailed implementation plan to address any issues or problems identified in the survey.
Section 7.  (A) For the 2013-2014 school year only, the Department of Education shall select and administer, for comparison purposes, assessments to students in school districts and schools of the same sample size and profile as follows:
(1) Summative assessments for each of grades three through eight in English language arts and mathematics, which are vertically articulated, include multiple types of questions, may be administered online or in a paper format, are aligned to college-readiness benchmarks, are not offered by a multi-state consortium, and are offered by a nonprofit organization that offers an assessment used for the purpose of college admission;
(2) Field-testing of summative assessments for each of grades three through eight in English language arts and mathematics offered by a multi-state consortium other than the type of organization described in division (A)(1) of this section.
(B) Not later than October 31, 2014, the Department shall submit a report to the Governor, the chairpersons and ranking members of the education committees of the Senate and House of Representatives, and the State Board of Education of the results of the assessments prescribed by divisions (A)(1) and (2) of this section and a comparison of those assessments and the assessments prescribed by division (A) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code. The comparison of assessments shall be based on ease of administration, content, format, overall quality, performance benchmarks, and cost. The Department shall consult with teachers and administrators in making its comparison of assessments.
(C) Not later than November 30, 2014, the Department shall recommend to the State Board the assessments in English language arts and mathematics for each of grades three through eight to be prescribed by the State Board under division (A) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code. In recommending assessments for the spring administration of the 2014-2015 school year, the Department shall select from the assessments currently prescribed by division (A) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code and the assessments prescribed by divisions (A)(1) and (2) of this section. Not later than December 31, 2014, the State Board shall review the recommendations and approve one or more assessments in English language arts and mathematics for administration to students in grades three through eight in accordance with sections 3301.0710 and 3301.0711 of the Revised Code.
Section 8.  That the version of section 3326.11 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2014, be amended to read as follows:
Sec. 3326.11.  Each science, technology, engineering, and mathematics school established under this chapter and its governing body shall comply with sections 9.90, 9.91, 109.65, 121.22, 149.43, 2151.357, 2151.421, 2313.19, 2921.42, 2921.43, 3301.0714, 3301.0715, 3301.946, 3313.14, 3313.15, 3313.16, 3313.18, 3313.201, 3313.26, 3313.472, 3313.48, 3313.481, 3313.482, 3313.50, 3313.536, 3313.539, 3313.608, 3313.6012, 3313.6013, 3313.6014, 3313.6015, 3313.61, 3313.611, 3313.614, 3313.615, 3313.643, 3313.648, 3313.6411, 3313.66, 3313.661, 3313.662, 3313.666, 3313.667, 3313.67, 3313.671, 3313.672, 3313.673, 3313.69, 3313.71, 3313.716, 3313.718, 3313.719, 3313.80, 3313.801, 3313.814, 3313.816, 3313.817, 3313.86, 3313.96, 3319.073, 3319.21, 3319.32, 3319.321, 3319.35, 3319.39, 3319.391, 3319.41, 3319.45, 3321.01, 3321.041, 3321.13, 3321.14, 3321.17, 3321.18, 3321.19, 3321.191, 3327.10, 4111.17, 4113.52, and 5705.391 and Chapters 102., 117., 1347., 2744., 3307., 3309., 3365., 3742., 4112., 4123., 4141., and 4167. of the Revised Code as if it were a school district.
Section 9.  That the existing version of section 3326.11 of the Revised Code that is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2014, is hereby repealed.
Section 10.  Sections 8 and 9 of this act shall take effect on July 1, 2014.
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