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Professional Development & Assessment

Lori Bobincheck
Director of Professional Development & Assessment

(216) 485-8111
Twitter: bcspd

Brooklyn City Schools Participates in Ohio's Next Generation Assessments Spring Field Tests

Field Tests: Student Answers will Help, but Not be Scored

This spring, our schools are participating in an opportunity to shape Ohio’s Next Generation of Assessments, or state tests.

Ohio is developing computer-based state tests for the 2014-2015 school year. The tests will be in math, reading, writing, science and social studies. These high-quality tests will measure our students’ knowledge, as well as skills like critical thinking, problem-solving and using information to form responses to questions.

Before all Ohio schools can begin using the tests next school year, we must field-test them this year. The field tests let our state try out test questions and make sure all questions truly match the subjects they cover. This is vital for Ohio to build the best tests possible.

Throughout April and May, Brooklyn City Schools will have students participate in the computer-based field tests.

  • 3rd Grade: English Langauge Arts (ELA)
  • 4th & 6th Grades: Social Studies
  • 7th Grade: Math
  • 8th Grade: English Langauge Arts (ELA)
  • 5th, 9th & 10th Grades: Science

While there are no student scores, it is very important for parents and families to encourage their students to do their best when answering the questions. By taking part in the field tests, our district will help make sure that all Ohio students take the best and fairest tests possible.

For additional information about Ohio's 2014-2015 computer-based assessments, please see the links below under Ohio's Next Generation Assessments.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you might have about the field tests.

Ohio's Next Generation Assessments 

Ohio’s Next Generation Assessments will measure whether students are meeting expectations in the new learning standards to be ready for college and careers in the 21st century. The new state assessments for 2014-2015 are computer-based and will require students to demonstrate knowledge through the skills of critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration.

Would you be ready? Use the links below to try sample questions.

Grade 3 Math: http://ccsstoolbox.agilemind.com/parcc/elementary_3758_1.html 
Grade 4 Math: http://ccsstoolbox.agilemind.com/parcc/elementary_4.html
Grade 6 Math: http://ccsstoolbox.agilemind.com/parcc/middle_1.html 
Grade 7 Math: http://ccsstoolbox.agilemind.com/parcc/middle_5.html
High School Math: http://ccsstoolbox.agilemind.com/parcc/highschool_3831_1.html

English Language Arts:
Grade 3 ELA:
Grade 7 ELA: http://www.parcconline.org/samples/english-language-artsliteracy/grade-7-prose-constructed-response-research-simulation-task-0 
Grade 10 ELA: http://www.parcconline.org/samples/english-language-artsliteracy/grade-10-ebsr-literary-analysis-task

Science & Social Studies:
Grades 4-8 & HS: http://oh.portal.airast.org/OH_FieldTest/students/
     *Mozilla Firefox is the recommended browser to access practice tests on the Student Training Site.

What's Changing in Ohio Education

There are several initiatives impacting Ohio schools over the next few years. These are several one page handouts that explain some of the big issues along with timelines of key implementation dates.

Ohio's New Learning Standards
Ohio's Next Generation Assessments
School and District Report Cards
Ohio's New Local Report Card Design
Educator Evaluations
Timeline for Change

Professional Development Day 2014


Gifted & Talented Referrals
Gifted Referral Form 2014
Next Generation Assessments
ELA & Math
Assessment information and practice tests
Science & Social Studies
Assessment information and practice tests
Parent Curriculum Resources
Common Core Website
English Language Arts & Math Standards
Council of Great City Schools
Parent Roadmaps to Common Core
National PTA
Parents' Guides to Student Success
Third Grade Reading Guarentee
ODE Reources for TGRG