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2016-2017 Ohio’s State Tests Annual Technical Report /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Annual_Technical_Report_Spring2017.pdf
2015-2016 Ohio’s State Tests Annual Technical Report /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Annual_Technical_Report_Spring2016.pdf
2014-2015 Ohio’s State Tests Annual Technical Report /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Annual_Technical_Report_Spring2015.pdf

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

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 /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Spring-2015-OCBA-Standard-Setting_09022015_combined.pdf

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 Mode Comparability Technical Report /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Spring_2016_Mode_Comparability_Report.pdf
Science and Social Studies Mode Comparability Technical Report /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OCBA_Mode_Equating_Report.pdf

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.

2017 Ohio’s State Tests Alignment Study Report /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Alignment_Study_Report_withAppendicies.pdf

Ohio's State Tests Alignment Study Report

In July 2017, Assessment and Evaluation Services in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Education conducted an alignment study to further establish the validity of the Ohio State Tests. Educators from across Ohio were brought together to serve as independent content reviewers to participate in this federal peer review process. This report provides the results of the alignment study review.