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Frequently Asked Questions about Ohio State Tests (OST)

This page answers frequently asked questions about Ohio State Tests (OST) by Teachers, Parents and Students

What is the assessment conducted at the end of the year in Ohio State called?
What is the OST testing window for 2017-18?
How many sessions are there for each Ohio State Test (OST)?
What is the duration of Ohio State Test (OST)?
Is there any break in between the Ohio State Test (OST) sessions?
What are the question types in Ohio State Test (OST)?
How many points are allocated for each session in Ohio State Test (OST)?
What standards are assessed in Ohio State Test (OST)?
How are the performance levels assessed in Ohio State Test (OST)?
What is the calculator policy for Ohio State Test (OST)?
When will results of the Ohio State Test (OST) be announced?
How will StepUp® help my child prepare for Ohio State Test (OST)?
What are the resources available to help prepare my child for Ohio State Test (OST)?

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What is the assessment conducted at the end of the year in Ohio State called?

The assessment conducted at the end of the year in Ohio State is called Ohio State Test (OST)

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What is the OST testing window for 2017-18?

FALL TEST WINDOWS 2017

Grade 3 English language arts – Five consecutive school days, including makeups, within the Oct. 23 to Nov. 3 window

High school end-of-course tests – Ten consecutive school days, including makeups, within the Dec. 4 to Jan. 12 window

SPRING TEST WINDOWS 2018

School districts select 15 consecutive school days, including makeups, within each test window.

English language arts – March 26 to April 27

Mathematics, science and social studies – April 2 to May 11

SUMMER TEST WINDOWS 2018 (OPTIONAL)

Grade 3 English language arts – July 9-13

High school end-of-course tests –July 16-27

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How many sessions are there for each Ohio State Test (OST)?

The Ohio State Test (OST) is administered in 2 Parts as per below details:

ELA:

Grades 3-5

Part One: Reading and one Extended Writing Response
Part Two: Reading only

Grades 6 through English Language Arts II

Part One: Reading and one Extended Writing Response
Part Two: Reading and one Extended Writing Response

Math:

Grades 3 to 8 consists of 2 parts – Part 1 and Part 2, mainly consists of Multiple choice and Technology enhanced questions.

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What is the duration of Ohio State Test (OST)?

The duration of the Ohio State Test (OST) is as follows:

Grade 3 to 5
ELA : Part 1 and Part 2- 90 minutes each
Math : Part 1 and Part 2 – 75 minutes each
Grade 6 to 8
ELA : Part 1 and Part 2- 105 minutes each
Math : Part 1 and Part 2 – 90 minutes each

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Is there any break in between the Ohio State Test (OST) sessions?

No, there is no break between a single part of of Ohio State Test (OST).
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What are the question types in Ohio State Test (OST)?

The question types in Ohio State Test (OST) include

ELA:

Grades 3-5

Part One: Reading and one Extended Writing Response
Part Two: Reading only

Grades 6 through English Language Arts II

Part One: Reading and one Extended Writing Response
Part Two: Reading and one Extended Writing Response

Math:

Grades 3 to 8 consists of 2 parts – Part 1 and Part 2, mainly consists of Multiple choice and Technology enhanced questions.

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How many points are allocated for each session in Ohio State Test (OST)?

The points for each session of Ohio State Tests (OST) is as follows:

ELA:

Grade 3 to 5: 40 – 42 points
Grade 6 to 8: 60 – 62 points

Math:

Grade 3 to 5: 49 – 51 points
Grade 6 to 8: 52 – 54 points
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What standards are assessed in Ohio State Test (OST)?

The State Board of Education has adopted Ohio’s Learning Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts.

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How are the performance levels assessed in Ohio State Test (OST)?

There are five performance levels of achievement in each subject area.

These are :

  • Advanced.
  • Accelerated.
  • Proficient.
  • Basic and .
  • Limited. .
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    What is the calculator policy for Ohio State Test (OST)?

    The calculator policy for Ohio State Test (OST) is as follows:

    Calculators are not required for Grade 3 to 5. Calculators are allowed for grade 6,7 –
    Part 2 and Grade 8- Part 1 and 2.

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    When will results of the Ohio State Tests (OST) be announced?

    The Districts will receive the results for the Spring Ohio State Test (OST) tests by June 15 for Grade 3 ELA and by June 30 for all other tests. The Districts will be able to view the results in the online reporting system. The reports to be sent to individual students will be available by July 14 for Grade 3 ELA and by July 28 for all other tests.

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    How will StepUp® help my child prepare for Ohio State Test(OST)?

    The Lumos StepUp® provides
    (a) Online access to TWO Full-length (OST) Ohio State Practice Tests .
    (b) Workbooks to practice 30+ Math and 40+ ELA skills.
    (c) Access to parent and student portals.
    (d) Access to Teacher portal.
    (e) Easy-to-use, advanced and real-time reports to help you identify areas of weakness and tailor personalized learning plans for your student.
    (f) Student-centric approach, combined with instant feedback boosts student confidence and improves learning outcomes.
    (g) StepUp® program can be accessed through a number of devices that include, PC, tablet and smartphones and it is available 24×7. This convenience helps enabling anywhere learning.

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    What are the resources available to help prepare my child for Ohio State Test (OST)?

    In addition to the Lumos StepUp® program benefits, you can also access sample
    questions on Lumos Learning site by clicking on the button below

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