West Liberty-Salem Local School District

Ohio's State Tests
 
 
Ohio schools will continue to fully implement Ohio's Learning Standards in 2016-2017.  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, Math, and S. Studies
                5th grade - Eng. Lang Arts, Math, and Science
                6th grade - Eng. Lang Arts, Math, and S. Studies
                7th grade - Eng. Lang Arts and Math
                8th grade - Eng. Lang Arts, Math, and Science
                High School:  AIR assessments - 9th/10th graders enrolled in the following courses:
                    Biology 
                        Advanced Algebra 1
                        Algebra 1B 
                        Geometry
                        English 9
                      English 10 
                   
                      All HS students enrolled in the following courses, regardless of grade, will take the
                  following exams: 
                             20th Century
                         Government 
                     
                                      

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

 

PARCC released test questions:  This online tool is lengthy in content.  ODE has recommended these as a resource for AIR testing even though Ohio will NOT be using PARCC for testing in the future.  Access the link below and enter English Language Arts in the “Subject” field and appropriate grade level. 

·      PARCC released questions

 

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

 

PARCC released test questions:  This online tool is lengthy in content.  ODE has recommended these as a resource for AIR testing even though Ohio will NOT be using PARCC for testing in the future.  Access the link below and enter Math in the “Subject” field and appropriate grade level. 

·      PARCC released questions

 

Calculator Policy

·     Math Calculator Policy


Online Math Tools

·      Equation Editor:  Interactive Equation Tutorial

·      Online Calculator:  6-8 Math Calculator or HS Math Calculator

 

Math Reference Sheets

   

Science / Social Studies 

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.

Science Blueprints

·      Biology [DOCX]

·      Grade 5 Science [DOCX]

·      Grade 8 Science [DOCX]

·      Physical Science [DOCX]

 

Calculator Policy

·      Science Calculator Policy

 

Science Tools

·      Scientific Calculator

·      Periodic Table [PDF]

 

Science Reference Sheet

·     Reference Sheet [PDF]

 

Social Studies Blueprints

·      Grade 4 Social Studies [DOCX]

·      Grade 6 Social Studies [DOCX]

·      American Government [DOCX]

·      American History [DOCX]

 

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

 

 
Online Testing Resources

  

  • 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.

Objects and Lines [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.

Table Entry [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.

Text Selection [HTML]

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

Two Part Selected Response [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
 

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