State Tests in Ohio
What subjects are tested?
Ohio assesses four core subjects on state tests: Math, ELA, Social Studies and Science. Assessments in these subjects are used to identify how well Ohio students are growing in the knowledge and skills outlined in Ohio’s Learning Standards. To learn more about testing of ELA, Math, Social Studies and Science in Ohio, click here.
Want to give your students practice with Ohio-aligned digital assessments? Try assigning from the list to the right or check out the full collection of 2018-2019 AIR-Aligned assessments.
Want to give your students practice with an AIR-Aligned Assessment Viewer that looks and feels like the Ohio State Test? Read below:
- Use with your class - Ohio Common Assessments Initiative.
- Use with your Team, School or District on any assessments (formative or summative) - Edcite Schools.
Fall Testing Windows
- Grade 3 English language arts – Five consecutive school days, including makeups, within the Oct. 22 to Nov. 2 window
- High school end-of-course tests – Fifteen consecutive school days, including makeups, within the Dec. 3 to Jan. 11 window
Fall 2018 OST results for English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies tests will be available to districts in the Online Reporting System (ORS) on the following dates:
- Grade 3 ELA results for online testers will be released Monday, December 10, 2018 . Grade 3 ELA results for paper testers whose document was returned on-time and per procedures will be released Monday, December 17, 2018 .
- Printed family reports for Grade 3 English language arts tests are due in districts on January 21, 2019 .
- High school end-of-course results for online testers will be released Tuesday, February 19, 2019 . Results for high school end-of-course paper testers whose document was returned on-time and per procedures will be released Monday, February 25, 2019.
- Printed family reports for high school end-of-course tests are due in districts on March 25, 2019 .
Spring Testing Windows
School districts select 15 consecutive school days, including makeups, within each test window.
- English language arts - March 25 to April 26, 2019
- Mathematics, science and social studies - April 1 to May 10, 2019
Spring 2019 OST results for English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies tests will be available to districts in the Online Reporting System (ORS) on the following dates:
- Grade 3 ELA results for paper testers whose document was returned on-time and per procedures will be released Monday, June 17, 2019.
- Results for all other paper testers whose document was returned on-time and per procedures will be released Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
- Release dates for online tests results have not yet been determined.
- Printed family reports for all spring 2019 OSTs are due in districts on July 24, 2019.
How long does an Ohio State Test take?
Each subject and grade level has a set amount of time associated with it. This varies by grade and by subject, for more inforation see the tables below.
How Edcite Helps Ohio Students Grow
#1 Prepare Students for AIR Test Format
With Edcite, students experience navigating and completing a digital assessment. With Edcite Schools, students can practice with an AIR-Aligned viewer that mirrors the navigation and tools that look exactly like the state test.
Ohio Department of Education Practice Test
Edcite AIR Aligned Viewer
Participate in Ohio Common Assessments to try out this viewer for free with your students. If you want your school or district to have access to the AIR Viewer year round for any assessment, learn more about Edcite Schools.
With Edcite, Teachers can find and send quality content to students. We believe that teachers should not have to pay for premium features, so we offer live progress tracking and reports by question and by standard for free for all teachers. To try out Edcite with your class, click Sign Up or choose one of the assignments to the right.
#2 Prepare Students for Tech-Enhanced Question Types
Digital assessments present new opportunities for how to assess students. Practice throughout the year with these question types can prepare students for effective problem solving strategies. Below is a list of tech-enhanced question types that are on the Ohio State Tests with a short description of how they will be used to assess student learning. For a full list of item types and details on their scoring, click here .
- Equation Items - Some test items in grades 3-5 ask for the student to enter an expression for their response. Students will earn full credit for a correct expression or equation (including equivalent fractions). To receive credit for an equation, both expressions must be equivalent. As students in grades 6-8 receive further instruction on equations and expressions with the Expressions and Equations domain, more precise usage is required for credit.
- Gap Match - Students must enter the correct word into a blank created in the answer. This will be either 1-point or multiple points. Single point items do not allow partial credit.
- Grid Question - Students plot points on a grid or dragging and dropping text or images. Partial Credit is possible.
- Hot Text - Students select an excerpt of the text to support their answer.
- Inline Choice - Students choose from a list in a drop down to select their answer.
- Matching Item - Students match answers for credit. Partial credit can be awarded.
- Table Item - Students are presented with a table of questions and must choose / sort the proper column for each row.
- Multi-Select Items - These are multiple choice questions with more than one correct answer. For grades 3-5, instructions will ALWAYS tell students how many answers to select (Select Two...). For End of Course (HS) exams, instructions will ALWAYS say "Select All Correct Answers" so students. Middle School asssessments will contain a mix of instructions so students should be ready for both.
- Multiple Choice - All multiple choice questions will be worth 1 point and will award no partial credit.
#3 Actionable Data for Ohio Educators to help students grow
We believe that teachers should not have to pay for premium features, so we offer live progress tracking and reports by question and by Ohio standard for free for all teachers. To try out Edcite with your class, click Sign Up or choose to Assign one of the assignments to the right.
#4 Drive School and District Growth with Edcite Schools
Edcite Schools empowers Schools, Districts, and teams to give assessments that align to the state test in their look and feel, share data and respond to the data by creating intervention groups. To learn more, click on Edcite Schools above.
Build your own Ohio - Aligned Assessments
Edcite is not just a library of assessments and questions, it is also an authoring tool. Teachers can create questions and assignments for free. With Edcite Schools, Districts can create content collaboratively and send across schools and classes. A full list of aligned Indiana resources is below, you can use Edcite to create your own versions of these questions.
- Math: https://oh.portal.airast.org/resources/mathematics-spr/
- ELA: https://oh.portal.airast.org/resources/english-language-arts-spr/
- Science: https://oh.portal.airast.org/resources/science-spr/
- Social Studies: https://oh.portal.airast.org/resources/social-studies-spr/
Looking for some inspiration on your content creation? The Edcite Team has digitized a set of Newly Released Ohio State Practice Tests on Edcite. You can copy and customize any of the questions in these assignments. This is a great way to get started creating aligned content on Edcite. You can access powerpoints and additional resources from the Ohio Department of Education about assessment in Ohio on the Ohio DOE General Resources Page.