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English language arts and Math Performance Standards /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OH_Math_ELA_Performance_Standards.pdf

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 /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OH_Sci_SS_Performance_Standards.pdf

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.

Grade 3 English language arts /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/0016623-Ohio_G3_ELA_PLDs.pdf
Grade 4 English language arts /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Ohio_G4_ELA_PLDs.pdf
Grade 5 English language arts /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Ohio_G5_ELA_PLDs.pdf
Grade 6 English language arts /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Ohio_G6_ELA_PLDs.pdf
Grade 7 English language arts /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Ohio_G7_ELA_PLDs.pdf
Grade 8 English language arts /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Ohio_G8_ELA_PLDs.pdf
English language arts I & II /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Ohio_HS_ELA_PLDs.pdf
Grade 3 Mathematics /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Ohio_G3_Math_PLDs.pdf
Grade 4 Mathematics /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Ohio_G4_Math_PLDs.pdf
Grade 5 Mathematics /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/0016624-Ohio_G5_Math_PLDs.pdf
Grade 6 Mathematics /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/0016625-Ohio_G6_Math_PLDs.pdf
Grade 7 Mathematics /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/0016626-Ohio_G7_Math_PLDs.pdf
Grade 8 Mathematics /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/0016627-Ohio_G8_Math_PLDs.pdf
Algebra I /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/0016628-Ohio_Algebra_PLDs.pdf
Geometry /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/0016629-Ohio_Geometry_PLDs.pdf
Integrated Mathematics I /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/0016630-Ohio_IntMathI_PLDs.pdf
Integrated Mathematics II /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Ohio_IntMathII_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 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.

Grade 4 Social Studies PLDs /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OCBA_G4_SocialStudies_PLDs.pdf
Grade 5 Science PLDs /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OCBA_G5_Science_PLDs.pdf
Grade 6 Social Studies PLDs /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OCBA_G6_SocialStudies_PLDs.pdf
Grade 8 Science PLDs /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OCBA_G8_Science_PLDs.pdf
American Government PLDs /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OCBA_AmericanGovernment_PLDs.pdf
American History PLDs /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OCBA_AmericanHistory_PLDs.pdf
Biology PLDs /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OCBA_Biology_PLDs.pdf
Physical Science PLDs /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OCBA_PhysicalScience_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.

Fall 2017 Grade 3 English language arts Interpretive Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fall17_G3_ELA_Guide.pdf
Fall 2017 High School Interpretive Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fall17_High_School_Guide.pdf
Summer 2017 Grade 3 English language arts Interpretive Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Summer_G3_ELA_Guide.pdf
Summer 2017 High School Interpretive Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Summer_High_School_Guide.pdf
Spring 2017 Grade 3 English language arts Interpretive Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Spring17_G3_ELA_Guide.pdf
Spring 2017 Grades 3-8 Interpretive Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Spring17_G3-8_School_Guide.pdf
Spring 2017 High School Interpretive Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Spring17_High_School_Guide.pdf
Fall 2016 Grade 3 English language arts Interpretive Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fall16_G3_ELA_Interpretive_Guide.pdf
Fall 2016 High School Interpretive Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fall16_High_School_Interpretive_Guide.pdf

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.

2017-2018 Understanding Score Reports /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Understanding_State_Tests_Reports_2017-2018.pdf
2016-2017 Understanding Score Reports /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Understanding_State_Tests_Reports_2016-2017.pdf
2015-2016 Understanding Score Reports /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Understanding_State_Tests_Reports_2015-2016.pdf
Spring 2015 Science and Social Studies Reports /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Understanding_State_Tests_Reports_Spring2015.pdf

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.