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This portal is your source for information about Ohio’s State Tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

Announcements

  • Navigating Through the Portal for Mathematics and English Language Arts

    The department has created a video that identifies the location of Mathematics and English Language Arts resources in the Ohio State Test Portal. To get the most out of this video, users may want to open a web browser to navigate through the portal along with the video.

    Added March 21, 2016
  • Additional Practice Materials Available

    Additional practice materials, resources and revised test specifications are now available on the Ohio’s State Tests Portal.

    • English language arts –Sample items for grades 4-8 are now available in the Student Practice Site to join the already available sample items for grade 3 and high school.
    • Science – The Part 2 (or EOY) practices tests for grades 5 and 8 now include additional practice items. Updated test specifications are now available for all science tests in the General Resources folder.
    • Social studies – Updated test specifications are now available for all social studies tests in the General Resources folder. In addition, the Part 2 (or EOY) practice test for American history now includes additional practice items. These items will constitute an evidence-based set, which is a group of several questions associated with one or more common stimuli. Evidence-based sets allow students to work with primary source materials to show deep understanding of social studies topics. The questions in these sets will assess a range of the skills and content in the content statements.

    New support documents are available in the Student Practice Resources folder on the Portal. These include:

    • Updated Practice Site Guidance Document
    • Answer keys for the sample grades 4-8 English language arts sample items
    • Updated scoring guides for the grade 5 EOY practice test, grade 8 EOY test and American history EOY test.

    You will see more details and links to these resources on the department’s Practice Test and Sample Items Web page.

    Added December 29, 2015
  • English language arts and Mathematics Sample Items Released

    Sample items for Ohio’s State Tests are now available in the Student Practice Site. Students may log in as guests to access five to eight sample items for each of the following tests:

    • Grade 3 and high school English language arts
    • Grades 3-8 mathematics and high school mathematics, algebra and geometry

    These new items join the practice tests for science and social studies on the site, offering students more opportunities to learn what to expect on state tests. Additional English language arts sample items for grades 4-8 will be released in December.

    New support documents are available in the Student Practice Resources folder on the Portal. These include:

    • Practice Site Guidance Document
    • Answer keys for the sample English language arts and mathematics items
    • Writing rubrics
    • Interactive mathematics equation tutorial

    You will see more details and links to these resources on the department’s Practice Test and Sample Items Web page.

    Added October 26, 2015
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