ERIC Number: ED410258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Ohio Fourth-grade Proficiency Tests. A Resource Manual for Teachers of Fourth Grade.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
This manual has been prepared by Ohio educators and the Ohio Department of Education to assist teachers in preparing their students for success in the Ohio Fourth-grade Proficiency Tests in Writing, Reading, Mathematics, Citizenship, and Science. Actual student responses to the April 1994 field test items are used in this manual to illustrate various levels of proficiency for short-answer and extended-response items. These items were scored with the same rubrics used to score the statewide assessment, and responses have been annotated to help explain the attributes that led to the determination of their scores. Each content area of the test is addressed in the manual. At the beginning of the content sections are suggestions for preparing students for the types of questions and tasks they will see in the tests. After these suggestions are the rubrics, followed by actual student responses. Because the tests require written responses to open-ended items, it is imperative that students be capable of expressing themselves clearly in writing. A sample prompt for the writing assessment is given. The other proficiency tests in the assessment and the number of learning outcomes in each are as follows: (1) reading, 20 learning outcomes; (2) mathematics, 25 learning outcomes; (3) citizenship, 18 learning outcomes; (4) science, 19 learning outcomes. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Citizenship Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, 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 - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.