ERIC Number: ED410257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Ohio Proficiency Tests for Grade 4.. Practice Test Manual: Writing, Reading, Mathematics, Citizenship, and Science.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
The practice test described consists of test items that are similar to those that appear on the Ohio Fourth-grade Proficiency Tests. The practice test consists of 2 writing exercises, 15 reading questions, 20 mathematics questions, 20 citizenship questions, and 20 science questions. The manual contains instructions for the teacher as well as oral directions to be read aloud to the students. Directions are in order according to the sequence of the sections in the practice test booklet. The following sections of the manual are included: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Preparing for the Practice Test Session"; (3) "Administering the Practice Test"; (4) "Directions for the Writing Section of the Practice Test"; (5) "Directions for the Reading Section of the Practice Test"; (6) "Directions for the Mathematics Section of the Practice Test"; (7) "Directions for the Citizenship Section of the Practice Test"; (8) "Directions for the Science Section of the Practice Test"; (9) "Answer Key and Scoring Guidelines"; (10) "Practice Test Items by Learning Outcomes"; and (11) "Scoring Rubric for the Writing Practice Test." Because the Ohio Fourth-grade Proficiency Tests are not timed, no instructions about time allotment are provided. Appropriate modifications should be made for disabled students who will not be exempt from the proficiency test. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Citizenship Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Field Tests, Grade 4, Intermediate Grades, Mathematics Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Reading Achievement, Resource Materials, Science Instruction, Scoring, Test Coaching, Test Content, Test Items, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.