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Practice Site Guidance Document /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Ohio_Online_Practice_Site_Guidance.pdf

Practice Site Guidance Document

This document provides guidance for the online practice tests and released items, including an overview of the available tests, how to sign into the Student Practice Site, and the available features. Additional information about the Test Administrator Practice Site and the Student Practice Site is available in the Test Administrator User Guide.

 

 

Science Calculator Policy /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/2016-2017_CalculatorGuidance_PhysicalScience.pdf

Science Calculator Policy

Information about the recommended and allowable calculators for the high school Physical Science test can be found on the Ohio Department of Education website.

Grade 5 Science Practice Test Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Practice_G5-Science_Scoring-Guide.pdf
Grade 8 Science Practice Test Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Practice_G8-Science_Scoring-Guide.pdf
Biology Practice Test Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Practice_Biology_Scoring-Guide.pdf
Physical Science Practice Test Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/PhysSci_PT_ScoringGuide.pdf

Science Practice Tests Scoring Guides

These documents provide the answer keys and scoring guides for the Science Practice Tests available on the Student Practice Site. They include the item type, the content standard and content statement assessed, an answer key (for some item types) and the number of points associated with each item. They also include the guidelines for scoring (i.e., scoring rubrics), sample responses and notes on scoring and rationales that describe why response options are correct or incorrect.

Spring 2015 Grade 5 Science Item Release Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Sp15_G5_Sci_ItemRelease_ScoringGuide.pdf
Spring 2015 Grade 8 Science Item Release Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Sp15_G8_Sci_ItemRelease_ScoringGuide.pdf
Spring 2015 Physical Science Item Release Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Sp15_PhySci_ItemRelease_ScoringGuide.pdf

Spring 2015 Science Item Release Tests Scoring Guides

These documents provide the answer keys and scoring guides for the Spring 2015 Science Item Release Tests available on the Student Practice Site. They include the item type, the content standard and content statement assessed, an answer key (for some item types) and the number of points associated with each item. They also include the guidelines for scoring (i.e., scoring rubrics), sample responses and notes on scoring and rationales that describe why response options are correct or incorrect.

Spring 2016 Grade 5 Science Item Release Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Sp16_G5_Sci_ItemRelease_ScoringGuide.pdf
Spring 2016 Grade 8 Science Item Release Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Sp16_G8_Sci_ItemRelease_ScoringGuide.pdf
Spring 2016 Biology Item Release Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Sp16_BioSci_ItemRelease_ScoringGuide.pdf

Spring 2016 Science Item Release Tests Scoring Guides

These documents provide the answer keys and scoring guides for the Spring 2016 Science Item Release Tests available on the Student Practice Site. They include the item type, the content standard and content statement assessed, an answer key (for some item types) and the number of points associated with each item. They also include the guidelines for scoring (i.e., scoring rubrics), sample responses and notes on scoring and rationales that describe why response options are correct or incorrect.

Spring 2017 Released Items Crosswalk for Science /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Spring-2017-Released-Items-Crosswalk-for-Science.pdf

Ohio's State Tests Science Crosswalk

This document identifies the Spring 2017 State Science Test released items to their locations on the item level report in each grade and course. Districts and teachers can use this information as they analyze their spring 2017 test data at the district, school, teacher, and/or roster level. For easier usage, the crosswalk provides matches for both the Released Item to the Item Level Report and the Item Level Report to the Released Item.

Directions on how to generate an Item Level Report are available in the ORS User Guide starting on page 37.

Spring 2017 Grade 5 Science Item Release Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Sp17_G5_Sci_ItemRelease_ScoringGuide.pdf
Spring 2017 Grade 8 Science Item Release Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Sp17_G8_Sci_ItemRelease_ScoringGuide.pdf
Spring 2017 Biology Item Release Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Sp17_BioSci_ItemRelease_ScoringGuide.pdf

Spring 2017 Science Item Release Tests Scoring Guides

These documents provide the answer keys and scoring guides for the Spring 2017 Science Item Release Tests available on the Student Practice Site. They include the item type, the content standard and content statement assessed, an answer key (for some item types) and the number of points associated with each item. They also include the guidelines for scoring (i.e., scoring rubrics), sample responses and notes on scoring and rationales that describe why response options are correct or incorrect.

Spring 2018 Grade 5 Science Item Release Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Sp18_G5_Sci_ItemReleaseScoringGuide.pdf
Spring 2018 Grade 8 Science Item Release Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Sp18_G8_Sci_ItemReleaseScoringGuide.pdf
Spring 2018 Biology Item Release Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Sp18_Bio_ItemReleaseScoringGuide.pdf

Spring 2018 Science Item Release Tests Scoring Guides

These documents provide the answer keys and scoring guides for the Spring 2018 Science Item Release Tests available on the Student Practice Site. They include the item type, the content standard and content statement assessed, an answer key (for some item types) and the number of points associated with each item. They also include the guidelines for scoring (i.e., scoring rubrics), sample responses and notes on scoring and rationales that describe why response options are correct or incorrect.

Spring 2019 Grade 5 Science Item Release Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Sp19_G5_Sci_ItemRelease_ScoringGuide.pdf
Spring 2019 Grade 8 Science Item Release Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Sp19_G8_Sci_ItemRelease_ScoringGuide.pdf
Spring 2019 Biology Item Release Scoring Guide /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Sp19_Bio_ItemRelease_ScoringGuide.pdf

Spring 2019 Science Item Release Tests Scoring Guides

These documents provide the answer keys and scoring guides for the Spring 2019 Science Item Release Tests available on the Student Practice Site. They include the item type, the content standard and content statement assessed, an answer key (for some item types) and the number of points associated with each item. They also include the guidelines for scoring (i.e., scoring rubrics), sample responses and notes on scoring and rationales that describe why response options are correct or incorrect.

Periodic Table /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/SP15_Ohio_PhysicalScience_PeriodicTable.pdf
Reference Sheet /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/SP15_Ohio_PhysicalScience_RefSheet.pdf

Science Tools

Three additional tools are available in the Student Testing Site and Practice Test Site for the Physical Science tests. The reference sheet and periodic table can be downloaded and printed. The scientific calculator is fully functional and identical to the calculator available in the tests.