Some students, no matter how well they are doing in school, experience a measure of stress when they hear the word “test.” As state tests begin this week, we encourage districts to share this article about preventing test anxiety with their parents and teachers. The article appears in the department’s Test Talk newsletter, which parents may subscribe to here under the heading Bulletins.
Those students who enrolled in high school on or after July 1, 2014, and prior to July 1, 2015, are the only students eligible to take the physical science end-of-course exam.
Today is the beginning of the statewide testing window for spring administration of Ohio’s State Tests. As your district prepares to administer state tests on its selected dates, test coordinators and test administrators will benefit from reviewing an important email message that American Institutes for Research is sending them today. The department is reprinting the message inside.
To prepare for the upcoming spring 2016 Ohio’s State Tests administration, please review the Spring 2016 Online Testing Checklist and the Test Administrator Checklist.
On Wednesday, Feb. 24, results for the fall 2015 high school tests – as well as late batch results for the fall grade 3 English language arts test – will be available in the Online Reporting System. Also, districts may begin resolving discrepant records for the fall high school tests in TIDE now.
Test coordinators and test administrators will want to carefully review two updated resources for spring 2016 state testing — the Test Coordinator’s Manual and Directions for Administration Manual. The Test Administration Web page at education.ohio.gov provides descriptions and links to these and other resources — such as guidance documents, practice resources and tutorials — posted on the Ohio’s State Tests Portal.