State Developed Assessments – Science and Social Studies

The Ohio science and social studies tests in computer and paper format are administered for the first time in the spring 2015. These tests complement the computer and paper format English language arts and mathematics tests. Additional information can be found on the Ohio Online Portal. The Portal is your gateway to all systems and resources for the spring 2015 Ohio science and social studies tests. It includes FAQs and resources for students and families, teachers/test administrators, test coordinators, and technology coordinators. Although the Portal is available to the public, several systems require users to log in using their account information. 

Test Dates

Spring 2015

Districts/schools should schedule accordingly with no breaks or professional days scheduled within the 10 consecutive school day test window. 
Mar. 2 - 13 Performance-based tests Science – Grades 5 and 8 and High School
Social Studies – Grades 4 and 6 and High School
Computer or paper/pencil (district choice)
May 4 – 15 End-of-Course tests Science – Grades 5 and 8 and High School
Social Studies – Grades 4 and 6 and High School
Computer or paper/pencil (district choice)


The Ohio Department of Education has released a set of 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 the new Ohio developed state science and social studies tests. These documents are below.

Science Test Specifications

Social Studies Test Specifications

ODE Resources

Last Modified: 9/18/2014 12:24:45 PM