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Ohio State Tests Information


Ohio State Tests, also known as AIR (American Institutes for Research) tests, will be given to students in grades 3-11 beginning in April 2016. This page has resources to learn more about these assessments as well as help prepare teachers and students for these relatively new online tests. Students are strongly encouraged to go through all of the practice tests that they are assigned to take.

Ohio State Tests 

  • ELA (English Language Arts) - grades 3-11
  • Mathematics - grades 3-11
  • Science - grades 5, 8, & HS Physical Science & Biology
  • Social Studies - grades 4, 6, & HS Government & American History

NOTE: There used to be two testing sessions, but now will be only one for 2016 & beyond.

For more information from Ohio Dept. of Education (ODE) about Ohio State Tests: click here


Ohio State Tests – Practice Tests

>>> Click HERE for the QUICK LINK to Student Practice Test

January 2017 Update:

Half-Length Practice Tests


A half-length practice test for Grades 4-8 is now available in the Test Portal. Previously, in fall 2016, half-length practice test for high school end-of-course exams for English Language Arts were released in the Test Portal. These items give educators and parents insight into the kinds of questions students will experience on the spring 2017 Ohio State Tests. Teachers can also use the half-length practice tests as a tool to inform classroom instruction.


Included in this release are the learning standards associated with each test item, the scoring rubrics, and item annotations that show what is required to score at each performance level. Examples of student responses are also available to illustrate actual work and the corresponding points earned on the student examples. 




Click the links below to find the grade 3 and high school practice tests that were released in the Fall.



Partial Release of Items for grade 3 can be found here.


NWOCA site - General Information and Lots of links for teachers and administrators



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