• Ohio's State Tests
     
     
    Ohio schools will continue to fully implement Ohio's Learning Standards in 2017-2018.  These include the areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.  The standards are designed to allow for greater focus and depth within topics and skills.  
     
    The state of Ohio has partnered with AIR for the development of Ohio based assessments in the areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.  
     
    All state assessments will incorporate computer based testing in grades 3-8 with High School online assessments phased in as capacity allows.  

    The state assessments will include the following grade level/subject areas:

                    3rd grade - Eng. Lang Arts and Math
                    4th grade - Eng. Lang Arts and Math
                    5th grade - Eng. Lang Arts, Math, and Science
                    6th grade - Eng. Lang Arts and Math
                    7th grade - Eng. Lang Arts and Math
                    8th grade - Eng. Lang Arts, Math, and Science
                    High School Exams**:  Algebra 1, Geometry, English Language Arts 1, English Language Arts 2, American History (20th Century), American Government & Biology       
     
    **Please note, that high school exams result in scores that translate to Graduation Points.  The compiliation of Graduation Points are a key component to meeting graduation requirements per state guidelines.  A minimum of 18 points is required with at least 4 of those points resulting from ELA assessments, 4 from Math assessments, and 6 from Science/Social Studies assessments.        

    Subject Area Resources

    English Language Arts

    Testing Timeslength per test

     

    Testing Blueprints:  Test blueprints serve as a guide for test construction and provide an outline of the content and skills to be measured on the test. They contain information about individual tests, including the number of test items, the number of points on the test, and show how the learning standards are grouped in order to report the test results.

     

    English Language Arts Blueprints

     

    ELA Scoring Rubrics:  Two writing rubrics are available for grades 3 through 5: informative/explanatory and opinion. Two writing rubrics are available for grades 6 through high school: informative/explanatory and argumentation. Each rubric describes the score point characteristics across three domains.

     

    Scoring Rubrics

    ·      Grades 3-5 Informative/Explanatory Rubric [PDF]

    ·      Grades 3-5 Opinion Rubric [PDF]

    ·      Grades 6-12 Informative/Explanatory Rubric [PDF]

    ·      Grades 6-12 Argumentation Rubric [PDF]

     

    AIR practice questions:  Access link below, sign in as guest, select grade, click on subject area of choice.

    ·      AIR Practice Portal

     

    AIR Test Tips

    ·     Test Tips

     

    Scoring Guides - go under student practice resources found at this link:  http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/resources/

     

     

    Mathematics

     Testing Timeslength per test

     

    Testing Blueprints:  Test blueprints serve as a guide for test construction and provide an outline of the content and skills to be measured on the test. They contain information about individual tests, including the number of test items, the number of points on the test, and show how the learning standards are grouped in order to report the test results.

     

    Mathematics Blueprints

     

    AIR practice questions:  Access link below, sign in as guest, select grade, click on subject area of choice.

    ·      AIR Practice Portal

     

    AIR Test Tips

    ·     Test Tips

     

    Scoring Guides - go under student practice resources found at this link:  http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/resources/ 

      

    Calculator Policy

     

    Online Math Tools

    ·      Equation Editor:  Interactive Equation Tutorial

     

    Desmos Calculators

    Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, the Ohio State Tests will use Desmos as the online calculator. The Desmos calculators available here and in the practice test site have been modified for testing.

    The modified versions of the Desmos calculators are available to use for practice at any time and are the same versions students will have available during online testing.

    The guidance documents provide information about the modifications for testing, accessibility and additional resources.

     

    Math Reference Sheets

       

    Science / Social Studies 

    Testing Times length per test

     

    Testing Blueprints:  Test blueprints serve as a guide for test construction and provide an outline of the content and skills to be measured on the test. They contain information about individual tests, including the number of test items, the number of points on the test, and show how the learning standards are grouped in order to report the test results.

     

    Science Blueprints

       

    Social Studies Blueprints - effective for the 17-18 school year, there will no longer be a 4th or 6th grade Social Studies state assessment.

     

    AIR practice questions:  Access link below, sign in as guest, select grade, click on subject area of choice.

    ·      AIR Practice Portal

     

    AIR Test Tips

    ·     Test Tips

     

     Scoring Guides - go under student practice resources found at this link:  http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/resources/
     

     
    Online Testing Resources

      

    • Student Testing Site Tutorial, Part 1 (approx. 7 min) – this overviews the testing site, sign in process, and navigation tips.

             Student Testing Site Tutorial: Sign-in and Navigation

     
     
    • Student Testing Site Tutorial, Part 2 (approx.. 8 min) – this provides information about the testing tools available to students.

              Student Testing Site Tutorial: Testing Tools

     
     
     
     
    • Item Type Tutorials:  Below are tutorial (without audio) that demonstrate the various item types that students may encounter in the test platform.

    Constructed Response [HTML]

    This tutorial demonstrates how to respond to questions that require the student to enter text. Please note there is no audio.

    Equation [HTML]

    This tutorial demonstrates how to respond to questions that require the student to create an equation or expression. Note this item type appears only on the Physical Science Tests. Please note there is no audio.

    Matching Items [HTML]

    This tutorial demonstrates how to respond to questions that require the student to match items in a table. Please note there is no audio.

    Multi Select [HTML]

    This tutorial demonstrates how to respond to questions that require the student to select any number of answers from available options. Please note there is no audio.

    Multiple Choice [HTML]

    This tutorial demonstrates how to respond to questions that require the student to select an answer from several options. Please note there is no audio.

    Grid Item Tutorial [HTML]

    This tutorial demonstrates how to respond to questions that require the student to place, move, or interact with objects, or draw points or lines. Please note there is no audio.

    Simulation [HTML]

    This tutorial demonstrates how to interact with questions that require the student to make choices and run a simulation. Please note there is no audio.

    Tabble Item [HTML]

    This tutorial demonstrates how to respond to questions that require the student to enter responses in a table. Please note there is no audio.

    Hot Text Item Tutorial [HTML]

    This tutorial demonstrates how to respond to questions that require the student to select or drag text. Please note there is no audio.

    Inline Choice Tutorial This tutorial demonstrates how to respond to questions that require the student to select an option from a dropdown menu. Please note there is no audio. 

    Evidence Based Selected Response Item Tutorial [HTML]

    This tutorial demonstrates how to respond to questions that require the student to answer a two part question. Please note there is no audio.

     
     
    Tech Skills - InfOhio has online resources supporting the various tech skills embedded with the testing platform.  This includes drag/slide, plotting points, equation editor, drag and drop, etc. You can see these resources here:  http://www.pearltrees.com/brandi_young/infohio-skills-online-testing/id12112629
     

    AIR Teacher Login Page  
     
     
    http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/teachers/