Ohio State Test (OST) Exam Support
On this page you will find the latest information to help prepare for the tests for grades 6-12 mathematics.
Students will use Desmos
calculator for online testing. The calculators found on Desmos.com are different from the calculator allowed during testing. Some features have been disabled on the testing calculator. Download this document
for details. Therefore, students need to practice using the calculators at the links below prior to testing. Students should also take the practice tests on ODE's webpage
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ODE allows Patty Paper (a type of tracing paper) to be used on state AIR tests. This paper can be helpful for students working on transformations and other geometry problems. Paper is being sent to each high school and middle school for practice and OST testing.
Click below for Formula Reference Sheets which also contain graph paper to be used during testing:
Middle School OST Problems of the Day
PDFs created in ALEKS to help prepare for the OST
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, etc.
ODE provides online sample tests. Try all of them to become familiar with different computer enhanced testing items. Click the link below.
For tips, information, strategies, and resources to help students prepare for the ACT, download the document below:
We also now have access to an ACT Prep course in ALEKS. Students should talk to their math teacher if they are interested in obtaining access to this course.
Page last updated June 5, 2021