Test Training for Teachers

ODE has released new testing preparation materials for the Spring EOC tests.

Both sample items and practice tests allow students to view and answer test questions that are like those that could appear on state tests. Teachers and parents also may use related resources to help their students know what to expect. 

The department and the American Institutes of Research have released the following materials: 

Content Preparation for Teachers - State Tests

For state tests in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies

Teachers can prepare their students for state tests by providing instruction related to all Ohio Learning Standards for their courses and grade levels. Although Ohio is developing new tests in English language arts and mathematics, the Ohio Learning Standards remain in these and all other subject areas. Posted at this link are resources outlining how educators can fully integrate Ohio’s Learning Standards into their classrooms using materials for their curriculum and instruction in each content area. 

Test blueprints serve as guides for test construction and provide outlines of the content and skills to be measured. For each individual test, they contain the number of test items, the number of points on the test, and how learning standards are grouped to report the test results. Note that science and social studies blueprints are part of test specification documents, which include more information about the content the tests will assess. 

Blueprints for:

Another Location for these Blueprints:



MATH TEST RESOURCES  Included at this link --Practice Site Guidance Document, Mathematics Sample Item Answer Keys, Math Calculator Policy, Math Calculators, Interactive Equation Tutorial, Reference Sheets

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics include critical areas for instruction in the introduction for each grade, K-8. The critical areas are designed to bring focus to the standards at each grade by describing the big ideas that educators can use to build their curriculum and to guide instruction.

English / Language Arts
ELA TEST RESOURCES  Included at this link -- Practice Site Guidance Document, English Language Arts Sample Item Answer Keys, Writing Rubrics

Note: The Common Core State Standards did not write specific Critical Areas of Focus for the high school conceptual categories. However, the Model Pathways (Appendix A) did identify Critical Areas of Focus for each course in both the traditional and integrated model.


Student Practice Resources - Science   Practice Site Guidance Document, Science Tools, Science Calculator Policy, Science Practice Tests Scoring Guides, Science Item Release Tests Scoring Guides

Social Studies

Student Practice Resources - Social Studies  Practice Site Guidance Document, Social Studies Practice Tests Scoring Guides, Social Studies Item Release Tests Scoring Guides