The links and resources on this page are meant to assist teachers and district staff in preparing for state assessments. Click on the title links below to explore the various resources.

 

ODE Testing Information

This link is to the Ohio Department of Education’s testing page.  This page contains the updates and most current documents concerning Ohio’s assessments.

Ohio Practice Tests and Released Tests – select Online System Resources and then the subject, then select the practice or released test.

Ohio Test Specs – select General Resources and then select the subject and grade test blueprint or specs.

 

Ohio Practice Test Portal

This link takes you to the portal for Ohio’s practice tests for the various grade science and social studies assessments.

 

Video Tutorials for Ohio’s Online Assessments

This link is to a YouTube channel created by Dave Shellhaas that allows teachers and students to get familiar with the various computer-based assessments offered in Ohio.  NOTE:  The videos are based on the 2014-15 school year’s assessments.  For the upcoming year, math, reading and biology will be added and physical science will be dropped.  Check back for updated videos on those additional assessments.

 

Smarter Balanced Sample Items

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium was the other testing group like PARCC that many states used for their state assessments.  AIR actually was the company that developed the assessments for Smarter Balanced.  Since AIR will be developing Ohio’s math and ELA assessments, looking at these sample items can provide good insights into these upcoming assessments.

Link to Items by Subclaim

Link to past practice test scoring guides

Scoring guide for text-based questions

Link to Sample Online Student Tests with Smarter Balanced Items

YouTube video explaining question types and info on Smarter Balanced assessments

 

Florida Practice Test Resources

Florida uses AIR as the contractor for their state assessments.  Therefore, items from Florida’s practice test may be similar to Ohio’s assessment, since AIR is developing our test as well.

Scoring Guides to the Student Practice Tests for Online Assessments

Scoring Guides to Paper-based Practice Tests

Writing Samplers – scored writing responses

Log in page for Online Practice Test

 

Links to State Online Test Portals

There are other states who uses AIR as the contractor for their state assessments.  Therefore, items from these states’ practice tests may be similar to Ohio’s assessment, since AIR is developing our test as well.

The following links navigate to the respective states’ portal to take their online practice tests.

West Virginia Online Assessment portal

Connecticut Online Assessment portal

Utah Online Assessment portal

Washington Online Assessment portal

Arizona Online Assessment portal

 

PARCC Released Items

This site allows you to search for released assessment items from the prior year’s PARCC assessments in math and ELA.  Following the links below to find various resources.

 

Problem-Attic

Problem-Attic.com is a great site to find assessment items and create your own assessments.  The site contains numerous items from various states’ released tests.  The site is free with limited capabilities or has a paid level for more features.

 

EdCite

This free site allows you to create online assessments and assignments for your classes.  You have the ability to create various question types similar to those on the online state assessments.  There are also questions and assessments shared by other teachers.  You do have to register for the site but it is FREE!

 

Edulastic

Another free site that allows you to create online assessments and assignments for your classes.  You have the ability to create various question types similar to those on the online state assessments.  There are also questions and assessments shared by other teachers.  You do have to register for the site but it is FREE!

 

NAEP Question Tool

NAEP is the nation’s assessment test.  NAEP has a great question tool that allows you to filter and find questions for the various content areas, level of difficulty, question type, and more.

 

Edinformatics

Edinformatics is a site that houses the various released tests of most of the states.  There are numerous states tests listed, but you must find the states that assess the subjects you teach.  Problem-attic may contain the same tests and items in a much easier format to locate questions.

 

Ohio State Assessment Documents

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