OCBA (Science & Social Studies)

The following tests are available for student to practice the Ohio Computer Based Assessments. (AIR)

All the tests are accessed via the Test Portal --October 2014--

Answer Keys for OCBA Tests --October 2014

 Grade 4 - Social Studies PBA & EOY
​ Grade 5 - Science PBA & EOY
 Grade 6 - Social Studies PBA & EOY
 Grade 8 - Science PBA & EOY
 Grade 9 - 12 American Govt PBA & EOY
 Grade 9 -  12 American History PBA & EOY
 Grade 9 - 12  Physical Science PBA & EOY

PARCC (Math & Language Arts)

The PARCC assessment in English Language Arts and Math are available from the links below.

Answer keys for the (New)
PARCC practice tests.

 Paper based practice tests (New)

 ELA Performance Based (PBA)

Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5

Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8

Grade 9 | Grade 10 | Grade 11

 ELA End of Year (EOY)

Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5 <-New

Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8 <-New

Grade 9 | Grade 10 | Grade 11 <-New

(Added 2/5/2015)

 Math Performance Based (PBA)

Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5    <-New

Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8  <-New

Algebra 1 | Geometry | Algebra 2  <-New

(Added 1/26/2015)

 Math End of Year (EOY)

Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5

Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8

Algebra 1 | Geometry | Algebra 2

PARCC Text to Speech Examples

3-5 ELA  | 3-5 Math (Jan 2015)
Text to Speech Powerpoint (Jan, 2015)

PARCC Equation Editor Samples & Tutorials

Blank Samples
Grades 3-5 | Grades 6-8 | High School

Equation Editor Tutorial  (Jan, 2015)
Grades 3-5 | Grades 6-8 | High School


This is a tutorial for using
various tools in PARCC
​(Recommended for Teachers)

Sample set updated --October 2014--

PARCC Tutorials Page

Spring Test Links (PBA & EOY)

This is the link for taking the PARCC (PBA and EOY) Spring Tests

See left column for practice test links.

EOY Science and Social Studies Testing Window 
May 4, 2015–May 15, 2015

EOY Math and ELA
Testing Window
April 13-May 15, 2015

2015-16 Testing Windows

Featured Resources

What Do We Need to Know For Successful Ohio State Test Administration?
-Char Shyrock

New teachers tools newsletter from ODE

New online training for Test Administrators.  (Jan, 2015)

Spring Testing Manuals available on  Avocet (Jan, 2015)

Test Administrator certification course for AIR (Jan, 2015)

Test Coordinator Manual for Social Studies and Science.

Directions for Administration Manual (Jan, 2015)

Comparison of OAA and PARCC/OCBA
Recent Announcements on OCBA
PARCC Bulletins

Word Cloud by Tagxedo

About this Site

This site was put together by John Mansel-Pleydell, M.Ed as a masters project while studying at BGSU. It will remain a priority to keep the site updated with the latest information. If you notice a broken link or have a document or site to share then please contact John at NWOCA (419) 267-2541 or email mpleydell@nwoca.org

Every attempt is made to provide the most up to date information. No guarantees are given or implied. Information is shared with the understanding that changes are occurring on a weekly basis. Consult your test coordinator on a regular basis as they will have the most up to date information.

Who is visiting the site? Lots of you from all over Ohio.
Here is a map showing where you are from.


High Schools that Work Presentation

Preparing Students for the 21st Century:
The 4Cs & the NGA

The NGA Overview

Presented to Pandora-Gilboa Schools

Latest News

PARCC Technology Bulletin (4/6/2015)

Pearson is working on back-end updates to PearsonAccess Next and documentation for how to export PBA data and re-import for EOY.  

ODE should have more guidance by the middle of next week.

Drag & Drop Issue
PARCC Technology bulletin. (3/4/205)

Calculator Policy for Algebra I and Geometry 

(clarified 3/2/15)

The requirements for use of a calculator for the new state mathematics tests are listed in the policy available online the Ohio policy differs from the PARCC policy. 

The allowable calculators for the new state algebra I and geometry tests are graphing calculators with functionalities consistent with TI-84 or similar models. PARCC states that students may not use calculators that are allowable for lower grade levels on the new state algebra I and geometry (integrated mathematics I and II); Ohio policy states that students may use calculators for lower grade levels.


Older news can be found here...


(Added Oct 30)

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