The following tests and assessments are administered to Lake students at the indicated grade levels.  Information from testing is shared with staff, parents and students and is used for curriculum purposes and for making recommendations about education programming for individual students.
 
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment – Literacy {Kra-L}
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has developed a brief assessment tool, the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment – Literacy (KRA-L) that helps teachers identify early reading skills. The KRA-L is required of all children entering kindergarten in public schools for the first time. The assessment measures skill areas important to becoming a successful reader. It also helps teachers plan for experiences and lessons that encourage reading.
 
Required tests that measure students on what they know and are able to do in mathematics, reading, science, social studies and writing, with administration to students spread out from third to eighth grade.  Test items assess knowledge related to the Ohio Academic content Standards.

Ohio Graduation Tests {OGT}
Assessments aligned to Ohio's Academic Content Standards in reading, mathematics, science, social studies and writing that students in high school must take to demonstrate proficiency before graduation from high school.

PSAT
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test administered by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). This test is offered by the College Board. The scores from the PSAT/NMSQT are used (with the permission of the student) to determine eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  10th grade students are offered the opportunity to take the PSAT on a pay basis.
 
Compass Test
The COMPASS computer-adaptive college placement test helps educators:
·         quickly evaluate incoming students' skill levels in Reading, Writing Skills, Writing Essay, Math, and English as a Second Language
·         place students in appropriate courses
·         connect them to the resources they need to achieve academic success
Students are required to take either the Compass Test or the ACT to be eligible for dual credit courses.  Both are generally required for admittance to higher education.
 
ACT
The ACT® test assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.
·   The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science.
·   The Writing Test, which is optional, measures skill in planning and writing a short essay.
Students may take the ACT at any time during their school career and must make arrangements on their own.  Students are permitted to take the ACT multiple times.
 
SAT
Standardized test taken by U.S. high school students applying to colleges. It is divided into two principal sections, verbal and mathematical. Students may take the SAT at any time during their school career and must make arrangements on their own.  Students are permitted to take the SAT multiple times.