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2017-2018 Ohio Based Computer Assessment

The state standardized testing for the state of Ohio in the 2017-2018 school year will be in the form of the Ohio Based Computer Assessment. Grades 3-5 will begin testing in early April.

Grade 3 will test in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math.
Grade 4 will test in ELA and Math
Grade 5 will test in ELA, Math and Science.

All tests will take place on the computer and each subject will be taken in two parts.

The testing schedule is as follows:

Grade 3: ELA April 17th and 18th
Math April 30th and May 1st

Grade 4: ELA April 11th and 12th
Math April 25th and 26th

Grade 5: ELA April 9th and 10th
Math April 23rd and 24th
Science May 2nd and 3rd

To learn more about the 2017-2018 OCBA click the link below. Then select the Students and Families tab. Here you will find the student practice site and guidance resources including blueprints of each test.

Testing Tips and Strategies

On testing days, try to provide a calm, stress-free environment each morning as your child prepares for the day. Set the alarm a little early to provide yourselves with plenty of time, eliminating the anxiety that can be caused by running late. Try to limit evening extra-curricular activities and outings that could interfere with your child's regular bed time routine.

Reinforce the following Test Taking Tips and Strategies:
  • Get plenty of rest each night.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast in the morning.
  • Have a positive attitude. Practice encouraging self talk like, "I can do this!" "I'm ready!" "I'm going to try my best!"
  • Listen carefully and follow directions.
  • Read directions carefully.
  • Read through all answer choices before picking the best fit.
  • Pace yourself! There is no award for finishing first, but you don't want to spend too much time on one question. If stuck on a question, skip it and come back later (students have the ability to flag questions they would like to return to later).
  • Check back over your answers.
  • Plan an exciting activity or treat for after your chid has completed their tests.