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Ohio's Accessibility Manual

Ohio’s Accessibility Manual is a comprehensive policy document providing information about the accessibility features of Ohio’s State Tests for grades 3-8 and high school in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. The manual helps to define the specific accessibility features available for all students, students with disabilities, students who are English language learners and students who are English language learners with disabilities. Ohio’s Accessibility System features are made up of accommodations for students with disabilities and English language learners as well as other features including administrative considerations, universal tools and designated supports.

FAQ From Andrew Hinkle 

SST 16 Training Powerpoint

Additional Resources


Additional Resources - 


Accessibility Manual w/o Appendices

Appendix A - Accessibility Features for Paper-based Ohio’s State Tests

Appendix B - Reading Access Accommodation Decision-Making Tool

Appendix C - Protocol for Scribing and Transcribing Student Responses

Appendix D Assistive Technology Guidelines 

Appendix E - Emergency Accommodation Form

Appendix F - Student Accommodation Refusal Form



Paper copy of the Computer-Based Testing Accessibility Planning Tool


Paper copy of the Decision-making Framework Accessibility Features for Instruction

(Appendix G)


Test Administrator User Guide