Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has signed a bill into law that changes some requirements for high school graduation and state assessment tests.

House Bill 67 amends Section 6 of House Bill 409 in regard to state assessments, high school graduation requirements and community school sponsor evaluations for the 2020-2021 academic year.

It requires the Department of Education to seek a waiver from federal accountability and school identification requirements while also declaring an emergency.

The bill went into effect due to an emergency clause that it contained and allows students in grades 11 and 12 to use end of course grades instead of state tests for graduation requirements.

House Bill 67 also extends the end-of-year state testing period.