Ohio's State Tests in Science and Social Studies

Ohio is administering state tests this year in science and social studies together with the American Institutes for Research (AIR). All districts and schools with eligible students are required to administer the tests. Links to important information are below for teachers, test administrators, test coordinators and others who are interested in the state tests.

What Science Tests Should Students Take?

Science Course and State Test Handout, Grades 6-12

Practice Tests 

Ohio State Tests Portal

The portal is your gateway to all systems and resources for the administration of state tests. It includes practice tests and FAQs along with resources tailored to the needs of students, families, teachers test administrators, test coordinators and technology coordinators. Although this portal is available to the public, several systems require users to log in using their account information.

Test Specifications

The test specification documents are presented below to help educators and the general public better understand the design of the Ohio developed state science and social studies tests. They include descriptions of the assessment components, item types, assessment blueprints and item specifications. 


Social studies

Ohio's Learning Standards

Test Administration



TIDE for online administrations

The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) system collects and stores student demographic information and provides authorized users with the tools to add and manage users for administrative tasks associated with the administrations for the Alternate Assessments for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD) and the Ohio Science and Social Studies Tests. Authorized users also can order test administration materials, create rosters and download test resources.


Last Modified: 8/20/2015 10:03:05 AM