The Ohio Department of Education has produced a pair of Ohio State Test Preparation Checklists to provide district and school personnel with information on the key steps needed to prepare for the spring test administration. These two documents are separated Science/Social Studies and Mathematics/English Language Arts.
A colored theme has been incorporated into the Checklists to allow readers to quickly distinguish between the two. The Science/Social Studies checklist contains green headings meanwhile; the Mathematics/English Language Arts document contains blue headings.
These documents contain important dates, contact information, links to additional resources, and a suggested timeline for preparation.
Preparing for Ohio’s New State Tests, Graduation Options and the Value-Added Model for High Schools, Science and Social Studies
To help districts prepare for the Ohio State Tests in Mathematics, PARCC has produced a series of training materials.
PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual (November 2014)
The third edition of the PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual is a comprehensive policy document that provides guidance to districts and decision-making teams to ensure that the Performance-Based and End-of-Year portions of the Ohio State Tests provide valid results for all participating students.
Graduation Requirements Frequently Asked Questions
These FAQs address many of the implementation details for the new Ohio graduation requirements. The October 2014 FAQs addresses the graduation points system and a list of tests student can take in lieu of Ohio’s tests. The January 2015 FAQs addresses the automatic test exemption points.