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Ohio students must take state tests in person — but many aren’t

The Columbus Dispatch |

Just 36% of Columbus third-graders came to school to take Ohio’s mandatory reading test in the fall — an assessment that must be completed in person.

Last year, 92% of Columbus students took the test. The district has held online classes since March.

“The issue of the third-grade reading guarantee was an issue of safety,” said Columbus City Schools Superintendent Talisa Dixon. “Was it a priority for us to have students take the test, or was it a priority for us to make sure students and families were safe?”

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