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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.

http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/


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.