Ohio Computer Based Assessments
In 2015-16 all tests will be administered in AIR.
The Student Practice Site and answer keys remain available for students.
Answer Keys for OCBA Tests --October 2014
More information on the ELA and Math in AIR will be added as it becomes available.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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Dates Posted for 2015-2016 Testing
Test Windows open on May 4th 2016 for Paper and Online.
Full details in this document from ODE
Calculator guidance for state tests in mathematics updated
ODE has updated two calculator guidance documents (one for high school and one for grades 6-8) to assist educators and parents whose students wish to select calculators they can use while taking state tests in mathematics. The range of allowable calculators for math tests is now wider than last year. The calculator guidance for the state test in high school physical science remains the same. Guidance for Math | Guidance for Physical Science
Ohio drops PARCC, calling it a ‘damaged’ brand July 15, 2015
The longer, tougher PARCC school tests, criticized by many as too time-consuming and full of technological glitches, are gone from Ohio after one year. The new tests will come from the American Institutes for Research (AIR), which designed the science and social studies tests Ohio students took for the first time this year. Ohio education officials said Wednesday that the state has just begun talking to AIR about adding the new tests. Read More from eSchool News
Ohio dumps PARCC in favor of AIR for all subject areas. July 1, 2015
With the signing into law of the Biennial Budget Ohio has dropped the PARCC testing platform (TestNav by Pearson) and will contract with American Institutes of Research (AIR) to provide testing for Math and English Language Arts as well as the existing Science and Social Studies.
Read more on this on the State Impact website.
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