Dual Alignment

One component of the transition from the 2001-2002 Academic Content Standards to Ohio’s New Learning Standards is the dual alignment of the Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA) and the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) for the 2013-2014 school year.

Questions on the OAA and OGT originally aligned to the 2001-2002 standards were reviewed by the Ohio Department of Education, the American Institutes for Research staff, and then by committees of Ohio educators. During the review, each question was either aligned to a new learning standard or identified as having no alignment and therefore removed from the test bank. As the graphic below illustrates, if a question already in the item bank was determined to be aligned at the tested grade or to a prior grade level in the New Learning Standards it can be used on the 2014 OAAs. If a question in the item bank was determined to not be aligned to the New Learning Standards at that particular grade level or it was aligned at a higher grade level, the question is not going to be used in the development of the 2014 OAAs.

FAQs about Dual Aligned Assessments

Last Modified: 2/25/2014 3:41:23 PM

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