The links and resources on this page are meant to assist teachers and district staff in preparing for state assessments. Click on the title links below to explore the various resources.
This link is to the Ohio Department of Education’s testing page. This page contains the updates and most current documents concerning Ohio’s assessments.
Ohio Practice Tests and Released Tests – select Online System Resources and then the subject, then select the practice or released test.
Ohio Test Specs – select General Resources and then select the subject and grade test blueprint or specs.
This link is to a YouTube channel created by Dave Shellhaas that allows teachers and students to get familiar with the various computer-based assessments offered in Ohio. NOTE: The videos are based on the 2014-15 school year’s assessments. For the upcoming year, math, reading and biology will be added and physical science will be dropped. Check back for updated videos on those additional assessments.
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium was the other testing group like PARCC that many states used for their state assessments. AIR actually was the company that developed the assessments for Smarter Balanced. Since AIR will be developing Ohio’s math and ELA assessments, looking at these sample items can provide good insights into these upcoming assessments.
Florida uses AIR as the contractor for their state assessments. Therefore, items from Florida’s practice test may be similar to Ohio’s assessment, since AIR is developing our test as well.
Links to State Online Test Portals
There are other states who uses AIR as the contractor for their state assessments. Therefore, items from these states’ practice tests may be similar to Ohio’s assessment, since AIR is developing our test as well.
The following links navigate to the respective states’ portal to take their online practice tests.
Problem-Attic.com is a great site to find assessment items and create your own assessments. The site contains numerous items from various states’ released tests. The site is free with limited capabilities or has a paid level for more features.
This free site allows you to create online assessments and assignments for your classes. You have the ability to create various question types similar to those on the online state assessments. There are also questions and assessments shared by other teachers. You do have to register for the site but it is FREE!
Another free site that allows you to create online assessments and assignments for your classes. You have the ability to create various question types similar to those on the online state assessments. There are also questions and assessments shared by other teachers. You do have to register for the site but it is FREE!
NAEP is the nation’s assessment test. NAEP has a great question tool that allows you to filter and find questions for the various content areas, level of difficulty, question type, and more.
Edinformatics is a site that houses the various released tests of most of the states. There are numerous states tests listed, but you must find the states that assess the subjects you teach. Problem-attic may contain the same tests and items in a much easier format to locate questions.