(A) The following are definitions for the Ohio certificate of high school equivalence:
(1) "Certificate of high school equivalence" means the Ohio high school equivalence diploma signed by the superintendent of public instruction and the president of the state board of education, attesting to achievement of the equivalent of a high school education as measured by scores obtained on a high school equivalency test approved by the department of education pursuant to division (B) of section 3301.80 of the Revised Code. "Certificate of high school equivalence" also includes certificates outlined in division (C) of section 3301.80 of the Revised Code.
(2) "Equivalent of a high school education" means achieving a minimum standard score obtained on a high school equivalency test approved by the department pursuant to paragraph (B) of this rule.
(3) "Minimum standard score" means a score set by the high school equivalency exam and approved by the Ohio department of education. The minimum standard score will be approved by the testing company. The minimum standard score will be listed on the Ohio department of education's website (education.ohio.gov).
(4) "High school equivalency test" means a nationally recognized test approved by the department. The approved tests will be determined by the Ohio department of education and published on the Ohio department of education's website.
(B) The minimum standard scores and nationally recognized high school equivalency tests, as described in this rule, and other information concerning the high school equivalency program will be available through the Ohio department of education's website (education.ohio.gov).
Replaces: former 3301-41-01
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 02/06/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07, 3301.81, 3301.80
Rule Amplifies: 3301.81
Prior effective dates: 9/23/74, 7/1/79, 1/1/85, 7/1/87, 7/1/88, 12/1/89, 1/1/97, 12/24/01, 2/25/07, 1/21/12, 4/22/16