The Ohio Department of Education determines when and to whom end of year state assessments are administered. These assessments are for the purpose of gaging the level of understanding and knowledge of a student in particular curriculum areas in the spring of that school year or course. These assessments are NOT used for gifted identification or placement purposes. Although ODE reports incorporate language such as advanced and accelerated, these terms do not relate to a student needing to be placed into an advanced or accelerated academic experience. Please visits ODE's website to view more detailed information: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Testing