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Practice Site Guidance Document /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Ohio_Online_Practice_Site_Guidance.pdf
Updated November 10, 2017

Practice Site Guidance Document

This document provides guidance for the online practice tests and released items, including an overview of the available tests, how to sign into the Student Practice Site, and the available features. Additional information about the Test Administrator Practice Site and the Student Practice Site is available in the Test Administrator User Guide.

Periodic Table /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/SP15_Ohio_PhysicalScience_PeriodicTable.pdf
Reference Sheet /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/SP15_Ohio_PhysicalScience_RefSheet.pdf

Science Tools

Three additional tools are available in the Student Testing Site and Practice Test Site for the Physical Science tests. The reference sheet and periodic table can be downloaded and printed. The scientific calculator is fully functional and identical to the calculator available in the tests.

Science Calculator Policy /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/2016-2017_CalculatorGuidance_PhysicalScience.pdf

Science Calculator Policy

Information about the recommended and allowable calculators for the high school Physical Science test can be found on the Ohio Department of Education website.

Biology Practice Test Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Bio_PT_ScoringGuide.pdf
Grade 5 Science Practice Test Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Grade-5Sci_Practice-Test-Scoring-Guide_FBL_Updated-July-2017.pdf
Grade 8 Science Practice Test Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/G8_Sci_PT_ScoringGuide.pdf
Physical Science Practice Test Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/PhysSci_PT_ScoringGuide.pdf

Science Practice Tests Scoring Guides

These documents provide the answer keys and scoring guides for the Science Practice Tests available on the Student Practice Site. They include the item type, the content standard and content statement assessed, an answer key (for some item types) and the number of points associated with each item. They also include the guidelines for scoring (i.e., scoring rubrics), sample responses and notes on scoring and rationales that describe why response options are correct or incorrect.

Biology Practice Test /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Practice_Bio-1.pdf
Grade 5 Science Practice Test /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Practice_G5-Sci-1.pdf
Grade 8 Science Practice Test /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Practice_G8-Sci-1.pdf
Physical Science Practice Test /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Practice_PS-1.pdf

Paper Science Practice Tests

These documents contain the items from the online science practice tests that can be rendered on paper. These PDFs can be downloaded and printed for use as practice tests in place of the online practice tests.

Large Print Biology Practice Test /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Practice_LP_Bio.pdf
Large Print Grade 5 Science Practice Test /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Practice_LP_G5Sci.pdf
Large Print Grade 8 Science Practice Test /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Practice_LP_G8Sci.pdf
Large Print Physical Science Practice Test /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Practice_LP_PS.pdf

Large Print Paper Science Practice Tests

These large print documents contain the items from the online science practice tests that can be rendered on paper. These PDFs can be downloaded and printed for use as large print practice tests in place of the online practice tests.
 

Note: The large print paper practice tests can be used with the existing paper practice test answer documents and scoring guides available on this page of the portal.

Braille Science Practice Tests

Braille practice tests are available for students who are blind and read braille. Districts may request braille practice test materials for all grades and subjects by contacting the Assistive Technology and Accessible Educational Materials Center.

Biology PT Answer Document /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_AD_Practice_Bio-1.pdf
Grade 5 Science PT Answer Document /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_AD_Practice_G5-Sci-1.pdf
Grade 8 Science PT Answer Document /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_AD_Practice_G8-Sci-1.pdf
Physical Science PT Answer Document /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_AD_Practice_PS-1.pdf

Paper Science Practice Tests Answer Documents

These answer documents can be used in conjunction with the paper practice tests for students to record responses.

Spring 2015 Grade 8 Science Item Release Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Sp15_G8_Sci_ItemRelease_ScoringGuide.pdf
Spring 2017 Grade 8 Science Item Release Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Grade-8-Science_Sp17_Item-Release-Scoring-Guide_FBL.pdf
Spring 2016 Biology Item Release Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Biology_Sp16_Item-Release-Scoring-Guide_FBL_Updated-June-2017.pdf
Spring 2017 Biology Item Release Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Biology_Sp17_Item-Release-Scoring-Guide_FBL_Updated-7.26.17.pdf
Spring 2017 Grade 5 Science Item Release Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Sp17_G5_Sci_ItemRelease_ScoringGuide.pdf
Spring 2016 Grade 5 Science Item Release Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Grade-5-Sci_Sp16_Item-Release-Scoring-Guide_FBL_Updated-June-2017.pdf
Spring 2015 Grade 5 Science Item Release Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Sp15_G5_Sci_ItemRelease_ScoringGuide.pdf
Spring 2016 Grade 8 Science Item Release Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Grade-8-Sci_Sp16_Item-Release-Scoring-Guide_FBL_Updated-June-2017.pdf
Spring 2015 Physical Science Item Release Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Sp15_PhySci_ItemRelease_ScoringGuide.pdf

Science Item Release Tests Scoring Guides

These documents provide the answer keys and scoring guides for the Spring 2015, Spring 2016, and Spring 2017 Science Item Release Tests available on the Student Practice Site. They include the item type, the content standard and content statement assessed, an answer key (for some item types) and the number of points associated with each item. They also include the guidelines for scoring (i.e., scoring rubrics), sample responses and notes on scoring and rationales that describe why response options are correct or incorrect.

Spring 2017 Released Items Crosswalk for Science /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Spring-2017-Released-Items-Crosswalk-for-Science.pdf

Ohio's State Tests Science Crosswalk

This document identifies the Spring 2017 State Science Test released items to their locations on the item level report in each grade and course. Districts and teachers can use this information as they analyze their spring 2017 test data at the district, school, teacher, and/or roster level. For easier usage, the crosswalk provides matches for both the Released Item to the Item Level Report and the Item Level Report to the Released Item.

Directions on how to generate an Item Level Report are available in the ORS User Guide starting on page 37.