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ELA Resources


 
 

Alignment of the Common Core to the Literacy Collaborative Framework

The Common Core Standards for Language and Literacy and The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades PreK-8: A Guide to Teaching

Literacy Standards in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

 

 
AIR Updates:

All ELA practice tests are now available in the portal for grades 3-10! Access your grade level test here.

It is recommended that you view multiple grade levels to see the difference of test questions, as any question type may appear on the test students will take this year.


Useful AIR Links:

  • Answers from Ohio's released practice tests and sample student writing responses can be accessed by grade level: 

o   3rd Grade

o   4th Grade

o   5th Grade

6th Grade

o   7th Grade 

o   8th Grade

o   9th-10th Grade


 
 
  • Student tutorials for the AIR platform are available, as well. The sign-in and navigation videos are here. The testing tools videos are here.
  •   "PRACTICE TEST SITE" Guidance Document: This document provides guidance for the online practice tests and released items, including an overview of the available tests, how to sign into the Student Practice Site, and the available features.

 Question Type Tutorials:

o   Constructed Response: This tutorial demonstrates how to respond to questions that require the student to enter text.  Note: no audio.

 

o   Writing Extended Response: This tutorial demonstrates how to respond to questions that require the student to enter text.  Note: No audio.

 

o   Multi-Select: This tutorial demonstrates how to respond to questions that require the student to select any number of answers from available options. Note: No audio.

 

o   Multiple Choice: This tutorial demonstrates how to respond to questions that require the student to select an answer from several options.Note: No audio.

 

o   Hot Text Item: This tutorial demonstrates how to respond to questions that require the student to select or drag text.Note: No audio.

 

o   Evidence Based Selected Response: This tutorial demonstrates how to respond to questions that require the student to answer a two part question. Note: No audio.

 

  • Performance levels and cut scores for 2015-16 Math/ELA AIR assessments - Just Released 1/19/16! Click here to access. 
  • YCSD AIR ELA Testing dates for Spring grades 7-10: April 11-29th (all online).

  • AIR results will be back to districts no later than June 30, 2016.

 
Performance Level Descriptors:
 
The Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs) are the link between Ohio's Learning Standards and Performance Standards.  They were developed by Ohio educators and other content experts to recommend the most appropriate implementation of content and skills for Ohio's State Tests for English Language Arts.  
 
                  o 3rd Grade
                  o 4th Grade
                  o 5th Grade
                  o 6th Grade
                  o 7th Grade
                  o 8th Grade
                  o 9th Grade
 
In addition, there are other states that have administered AIR and have released practice tests. Although these were not created by Ohio, you will find differences, these may be helpful to use with your students.

Keep in mind Ohio will not test grammar separately (see writing rubrics above), as these states show. There are also no plans to assess speaking & listening skills and there will be no videos. 



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