Included with each item in this release are the associated learning standard(s) and the scoring rubrics. Examples of student responses also are available to illustrate actual work and the corresponding points earned on the student examples. Click on the links below for each area.
- Grade 3 Item Release Scoring Guide
- Grade 4 Item Release Scoring Guide
- Grade 5 Item Release Scoring Guide
- Grade 6 Item Release Scoring Guide
- Grade 7 Item Release Scoring Guide
- Grade 8 Item Release Scoring Guide
- Algebra 1 Item Release Scoring Guide
- Math 1 Item Release Scoring Guide
- Geometry Item Release Scoring Guide
- Math 2 Item Release Scoring Guide
Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, Ohio’s State Tests will use Desmos as the online calculator. The Ohio version of the Desmos calculators are available in the test portal through the practice tests and as a direct link. These are the same calculators students will have available to them during online testing.
The calculators available for testing were modified with certain features disabled or removed. The modifications were made either because removed functions a) concerned content above the grade level of the test; or b) could have affected the tests’ ability to measure a student’s understanding of grade-level content in some areas of the standards.
Districts can still choose to allow students to use handheld calculators on state tests in addition to the calculator provided in the test platform. Find information about the recommended and allowable calculators for the mathematics tests at the links below.
- Ohio Version of Desmos Scientific Calculator
- Guidance on Desmos Calculator for Grades 3-8
- Handheld Calculator Guidance for Grades 3-8
- Ohio Version of Desmos Graphing Calculator
- Guidance on Desmos Calculator for High School
- Handheld Calculator Guidance for High School
Online Practice Tests Are Now Able To Be Scored
The half-length practice tests will now feature real-time item-scoring to allow a student immediate feedback on each item. The item score will show how many points the student earned for the response; how many points are possible for the item; and information about why the student’s response was correct or incorrect. The practice tests will not provide test scores (e.g., no scale score, no performance level) or item scoring information for test administrators.
To obtain scores on half-length practice test items, users need to select the End Test icon on the top row of the screen. This icon only appears on screen when the user reaches the last question in the practice test session. Constructed response items are not eligible for scoring by computer. A scoring rubric is available in the Item Release Scoring Guide for each set of these practice items. For released constructed response items, educators can use the scoring rubrics as tools for providing feedback on written student responses.
New Item Types Available for Online Tests
A pair of new item types, Inline Choice and Gap Match, are now available for online Ohio’s State Tests. These new item types will be eligible to appear as field test items during the 2017-2018 school year. Field test items do not count for or against a student’s overall score. To help teachers and students become familiar with these new item types, the practice test for each grade level or high school course feature an example of each new item type.
A video tutorial demonstrating the functionality of each new item type is available in the test portal. Students can access tutorial videos for each of the various item types, including the newly added Inline Choice and Gap Match item types through the test portal any time before or after testing. During testing, students can access the tutorial videos through the testing platform.