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Ohio’s State Tests Annual Technical Reports

These reports provide comprehensive documentation of the test development process and test administrations in the fall and spring in a school year.

English Language Arts and Math Standard Setting Technical Report

This document describes the standardized, rigorous procedures that Ohio educators, serving as standard setting panelists, followed to recommend the relevant performance standards for English Language Arts and Math.  Those recommended performance standards are included in the document as well.

Science and Social Studies Standard Setting Technical Report

This document describes the standardized, rigorous procedures that Ohio educators, serving as standard setting panelists, followed to recommend the relevant performance standards for Science and Social Studies.  Those recommended performance standards are included in the document as well.

English Language Arts and Mathematics Performance Standards

This document summarizes the scale score ranges and performance standards of Ohio’s State Tests in English language arts and mathematics.

Science and Social Studies Performance Standards

This document summarizes the scale score ranges and performance standards of Ohio’s State Tests in science and social studies.

Subscore Definitions

This document provides an easy-to-read chart that connects the subcore of each test to the area of Ohio’s Learning Standards tested. For example, for the grade 5 science test, the three subscores measure achievement in earth science, life science and physical science.

Algebra I [pdf]
Geometry [pdf]

Performance Level Descriptors

The Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs) are the link between Ohio’s Learning Standards and performance standards. They were developed by Ohio educators and other content experts to recommend the most appropriate implementation of content and skills for Ohio’s State Tests for English language arts and Mathematics as part of the Standard Setting process. The American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the Ohio Department of Education assembled panels of Ohio stakeholders to review actual test questions to define what students should know or be able to do at each performance level. The feedback from the Ohio stakeholders during the standard setting process was compiled and analyzed to determine the cut scores to rank student performance. The Ohio stakeholder recommendations for cut scores were shared with the State Board of Education and approved at the January 2016 board meeting.

Biology PLDs [pdf]

Performance Level Descriptors

The Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs) are the link between Ohio’s Learning Standards and performance standards. They were developed by Ohio educators and other content experts to recommend the most appropriate implementation of content and skills for Ohio’s State Tests for Science and Social Studies as part of the Standard Setting process. The American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the Ohio Department of Education assembled panels of Ohio stakeholders to review actual test questions to define what students should know or be able to do at each performance level. The feedback from the Ohio stakeholders during the standard setting process was compiled and analyzed to determine the cut scores to rank student performance. The Ohio stakeholder recommendations for cut scores were shared with the State Board of Education and approved at the September 2015 board meeting.

Mode Comparability Reports

These reports provide the results of mode comparability studies to evaluate differences in item and test performance between the online and paper test administrations.

Downloading Data Files Guidance

This two-page guidance document provides step-by-step instructions for district test coordinators to download student data files in the Online Reporting System.

Downloadable Data File Layout

This document contains the file layout for the downloadable files available in the Online Reporting System.

Family Reports Interpretive Guides

The interpretive guides are designed to help families understand the content of the score reports and what the results mean for their student.

Online Reporting System User Guide

This user guide provides information on how to use the Online Reporting system to view student performance and participation data.

Understanding Ohio’s State Tests Reports

This document has been prepared to help school and district personnel understand the score reports for Ohio’s State Tests. This document defines and explains elements of student score reports.

Discrepancy Resolution

This guidance document provides district test coordinators with step-by-step directions for resolving discrepant records in TIDE for 2016-2017 Ohio’s State Tests and the Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment. Please carefully review this document before reviewing and resolving records.

Rescores and Verifications

This guidance document provides district test coordinators with step-by-step directions for submitting rescore and verification requests for the spring 2017 Ohio’s State Tests. Please carefully review this document before submitting these requests.