ERIC Number: ED402345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Ohio Proficiency Tests for Grade 12. Fact Sheet. Twelfth-Grade Proficiency Test in Science.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Twelfth-grade students in Ohio who have passed all the sections of the ninth-grade proficiency tests take the twelfth-grade tests. Beginning in 1995-96, these tests will include science, although science will not become a factor in earning a diploma until the year 2000. This fact sheet provides information about the Twelfth-grade Proficiency Test in science. It is based on 18 learning outcomes developed by a committee consisting primarily of educators. These outcomes are listed in the fact sheet. The test, which assesses performance in life science, physical science, earth and space science, and the nature of science, emphasizes both content and process. About 30% of the questions focus on acquiring scientific knowledge and test students' abilities to make observations and collect and organize data. About 40% of the questions concentrate on processing scientific knowledge, testing students' ability to interpret and analyze information. Another 30% of the questions deal with extending scientific knowledge, testing students' ability to apply knowledge and concepts to new situations. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.