ERIC Number: ED403281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Ohio Proficiency Tests for Grade 12. Fact Sheets. Twelfth-Grade Citizenship.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Beginning in February 1994, twelfth-grade students who have passed the Ohio Ninth-grade Proficiency Tests in all areas will take the Twelfth-grade Proficiency Tests in writing, reading, mathematics, and citizenship. This fact sheet describes the Twelfth-grade Proficiency Test in citizenship. The test is designed to measure a twelfth-grade level of citizenship knowledge as defined by 20 learning outcomes developed by Ohio educators and adopted by the State Board of Education in 1988. The citizenship test has 50 multiple-choice questions, which are grouped into a reading selection and a graphic selection, each followed by questions; and questions that can be answered without reference to a passage or graphic. The 20 learning outcomes reflect proficiencies students should have as a result of their high school work, and are grouped into the following areas: (1) the U.S. Constitution; (2) the political process; (3) civic responsibility; (4) economics; (5) geography; (6) comparative societies; and (7) critical analysis. The content covered by each of these categories is outlined in the fact sheet. Students will have a maximum of 2.5 hours to complete the test, but most are expected to finish in 75 minutes. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution