McKinley Testing

When will it end? Maybe never, but we will continue to provide your students with meaningful instruction and interesting lessons amongst all of the state of Ohio testing demands. Third grade students will take the Ohio Achievement Assessment in Reading on October 7th. Please be sure your students get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast that morning. The Third Grade Reading Guarantee put into effect last school year requires students to prove proficient on these state tests to move onto fourth grade. Every student in grades K-3 should have received a letter from the school notifying you of your child’s progress toward this goal. We have been and will continue to be working with your students on this. Contact me if you have any questions regarding the Third Grade Reading Guarantee, or visit the Ohio Department of Education website for more information.

 

There are changes in the works yet again for our students this year. Some of your students could have taken four tests so far this year that were never returned to them in the form of Reading and Math Diagnostic Assessments, and teacher created Student Learning Objective Assessments. I assure you each of these assessments has a purpose with regards to how we use them and the state of Ohio requirements of us, but the demands are growing. The new group of tests are referred to as the Next Generation Assessments, replacing the Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA). The chart below outlines the State of Ohio Testing schedule for McKinley Elementary for the 2014-15 school year.

 

Time Frame

Grade Level / Subject

State Test

Oct. 7, 2014

3rd Grade Reading

Fall OAA

End of February

3rd grade Math, 4th and 5th grade Math and Lang Arts

Performance Based Assessment

End of February

3rd Grade Reading

Performance Based Assessment

Beginning of March

4th Social Studies, 5th Science

Performance Based Assessment

End of April

3rd grade Math, 4th and 5th grade Math and Lang Arts

End of Year Exam

End of April

3rd Grade Reading

End of Year Exam (for students who scored 394 or higher on the Fall OAA)

End of April

3rd Grade Reading

Spring OAA (for students who scored below 394 on the Fall OAA)

Beginning of May

4th Social Studies, 5th Science

End of Year Exam





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