OAA Parent Meeting Everything you need to know about Ohio Achievement Assessment for your child. 2013-2014 Current OAA Format 2014-2015 PARCC Common Core Assessments Current OAA Tests Reading: Grades 3-8 OAA Mathematics: Grades 3-8 OAA Science: Grades 5 and 8 OAA Writing: Grade 4 & 7 OAA (suspended) Social Studies: Grade 5 & 8 OAA (suspended) 2 A Look at the OAA • All OAA are based on the grade level standards. • The third grade OAA is based on what students should know by the end of third grade. • Standards help educators identify and measure what a student should be able and can do. • The OAA tells us how well your child is progressing towards what he/she is expected to know. What does the OAA look like? Reading Assessment • There are 4 different types of selections • Questions include multiple choice (3 choices), short answer and extended response. • Each question is given a point value. • Types of stories USUALLY include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and other. • Questions also include antonyms, synonyms, contractions, homophones, vocabulary, etc. • Students often will have to read charts/graphs and interpret them. Example of Extended Response Math OAA Math Extended Response Extended Response (Continued) 8th Grade Testing Day • Child Enters room/ Please don’t be tardy • 2-#2 pencils must be sharpened • All charts/tables are covered that could help a child during the test Examples: 100’s chart/ vowel chart/ multiplication fact chart • 3rd & 4th Grade write in their testing booklet. • 5th – 8th Grade have testing booklet and a separate answer document to bubble and write their short answer & extended response on. • Overall directions are read to child, but child must read their own directions during the test. • Child has 2-1/2 hours to complete the test. We usually take 23 short breaks. • Teacher may not assist a child with questions or words he/she may not know. • Child may have the full 2 ½ hours if needed. (student must have a book to read on test day) How You Can Help Your Child • Visit the statewide testing website for practice tests, explanation of what a child should be able to know depending on their grade: http://portal.success-ode-state-oh-us.info/ (Success website) Parent Tips • Get a good night’s sleep the week before the test and the week of the tests. • Good NUTRITIOUS breakfast before coming to school. • Remind your child to relax. All you ask of your child is to do your best. It is OK if there is part of the test you don’t understand…Just try! • Answer EVERY QUESTION! • Double check by going back and re-reading every question AND every answer (there are 2 ½ hours, so use it!) • Testing Dates: Reading- Tuesday, April 23th Math- Wednesday, April 24th Science – Thursday, April 25th Questions? What can we do to help you? E-mail or call one of us if you have any additional concerns or questions…We are here to help! Thank you for attending today’s meeting!