State Developed Assessments – Science and Social Studies
Ohio will develop assessments for science and social studies for an online administration to complement the computer-based PARCC assessments.
Although many details are still to be completed, the proposed timeline for the computer-based assessments is:
2013-14: Field Tests for Science (Grades 5 & 8, High School Biology and Physical Science) and Social Studies (Grade 4 & 6, High School American Government and American History)
2014-15: Standard Setting Implementation of New Assessments
The Ohio Department of Education has released a set of Draft test specification documents, including description of the assessment components and item types, assessment blueprints, and item specifications, to help educators and the general public better understand the design of the Next Generation of Ohio developed Science and Social Studies assessments. These documents are used to guide the development of the Next Generation of Ohio Assessments for Science and Social Studies.
Science Test Specifications
Social Studies Specifications
Last Modified: 11/18/2013 3:55:08 PM