At Beavercreek City Schools, we deliver data-based instruction. That means our teachers are constantly analyzing student data to determine how students are doing, where they need more help, and how to best apply that help.
To achieve this, we administer a variety of tests. This page provides a summary of these assessments and resources you can use, including practice tests.
Ohio's State Tests
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) is changing how students are tested and what they are tested on. This year, some tests will be administered with paper and others will be online.
State tests include:
- Grades 3-8 – Ohio State Tests - English/Language Arts and Mathematics
- Grades 5 and 8 – Science
- Class of 2018 and beyond – English/Language Arts I and II, Algebra I, Biology, Geometry, Physical Science (class of 2018), American History, American Government
Looking for More Information about Ohio's State Tests?
The Ohio Department of Education has created various resources to help school districts and families better understand Ohio's New Learning Standards and State Tests. In addition to the links below, the Ohio Department of Education has created an FAQ to help provide further clarification.
The Ohio Computer-Based Assessments practice tests are available to use and access at http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/. The Ohio Computer Based Assessments portal provides practice tests for all of the Ohio State Tests for grades 3-8 and high school. The tests can be accessed by clicking the “Practice Tests” tab on the right hand side of the page.
NWEA MAP and MPG Testing
Beavercreek City Schools uses the NWEA MAP/MPG test three times a year (fall, winter, and spring) to identify student benchmarks in math and English/Language Arts. Results from these tests are used to create personalized academic goals for each student in eSpark. Students then complete learning quests on their iPads based on the strengths and weaknesses identified in their assessments, and they are monitored and supported by their teachers. Results are also used for gifted identification in the subject areas of math and reading.
NWEA’s MAP Growth (Measures of Academic Progress) is used in grades 2-8.
NWEA’s MPG Growth (MAP for Primary Grades) is used in grades K-1.
NWEA Parent Toolkit