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Professional Development & Assessment

Lori Bobincheck
Director of Professional Development & Assessment

(216) 485-8111

Ohio's Next Generation Assessments to Replace Ohio Achievement Assessments

This year, students in grades 3-8 will take a new and different set of state achievement tests that are based on Ohio’s New Learning Standards. Both the standards and new tests reflect higher expectations for what students should know and be able to do in math, English language arts, science and social studies. 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.

In grades 3-8 math, the new state tests will replace the Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA).

The new tests also will replace the OAAs in grades 4-8 English language arts. All grade 3 students will take the OAA in reading this fall and spring. 

The new state tests also replace the grade 5 and 8 science tests and bring back the social studies tests at grades 4 and 6.

Each of these state tests has two parts. The first is performance-based. Students will provide answers and explain how and why they chose them. The second part is an end-of-course exam in which students simply select responses. A student’s final score will combine the scores from both parts.

High school assessments are dependent on the student's graduating class. Click here for the most current information speficific to each graduation class.

If you have questions about the new state tests, contact your child’s teacher.

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/ocba/students-and-families

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What's Changing in Ohio Education

There are several initiatives impacting Ohio schools between 2010-2016. 

Timeline for Change

Professional Development Day 2014

Teacher Resources