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ACT support
For tips, information, strategies, and resources to help students prepare for the ACT, download the document below:

Ohio has entered into a contract with American Institutes for Research (AIR) to provide testing for English/Language Arts and Mathematics. This year, all CCS students will take the tests online. On this page you will find the latest information to help prepare for the tests for grades 6-12 mathematics.
NEW for 2017-2018 school year: students will use Desmos calculators for online testing. Students need to practice using these calculators prior to testing.  
You may need to use the scroll bar to see the entire calculator. In sample tests, the entire calculator appears in a pop-up window. 
A handheld calculator can be used during online testing (where calculators are permitted) if desired.
Click here to read the calculator and scrap paper guidelines. 

Sample tests created in ALEKS (2017-2018)
Teacher note: These tests can also be added into your ALEKS account so students can do them digitally. Click here for more information. 

 Sample tests created in ALEKS (2016-2017)

InfOhio has online resources supporting the various tech skills embedded with the testing platform. Visit their website to access activities to help students with skills needed for testing such as:

click/tap, scroll, plot points, drag/drop, type with text editor, select object, select text, use video player, select area, drag/slide, deselect, highlight, use ruler, use calculator, use protractor

 Sample test questions from other states

Download sample released items and explanations here.
Documents combining the released items and sample tests can be found below. This can be helpful in determining the content standard that aligns with each problem as well as whether or not a calculator can be used on each problem.
Grade 6     Grade 7     Grade 8


Other States Online Tests Released Items - Below are other states with released online test items aligned to standards similar to Ohio’s Learning Standards for Mathematics. With the exception of PARCC, all these states use the vendor AIR. Teachers can use these tests for additional practice with the standards and for students to become familiar with the online test environment by showcasing the different item types, features, and functionality available to students during online testing. Since educators outside of Ohio approved these released test items, the items may not reflect the level of depth, conceptual understanding, or rigor of Ohio’s State Tests. Also, make sure you become familiar with the online calculator that Ohio uses (linked above). Some states may use different calculators. 

Blueprints show which standards will be on each test. 
Below are the Blueprints for each grade level.
Grade 6           Grade 7           Grade 8

Page last updated 8/01/17
Download an AIR test FAQ
updated 10/18/16

New 08/01/17:
Released AIR test questions from spring 2017

AIR Problems of the Day
Click on the grade level or subject below to access Problems of the Day that can be used to prepare for AIR testing. These items are also available to teachers using the 6-12 Math Department Blackboard course.

ODE provides online sample problems. Try all of them to become familiar with different computer enhanced testing items. Click the link below.
You can download paper versions of these test items by clicking on the links below.
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