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Assessment / Testing

Goshen High School Assessment

 

In the standards-based instructional program implemented by Goshen Local School District, it is critical that both instruction and assessment be aligned to the set of well-defined State of Ohio/Common Core standards assessed on the Ohio Graduation Tests, and the newly developed PARCC and ODE Assessments. In grades 9 -12, a fully aligned and integrated curriculum is implemented that includes a set of high-priority instructional targets to ensure that students receive complete instruction in all benchmarks in addition to exposure to the Common Core Standards. The purpose of the curriculum is to provide a firm foundation of the currently assessed learning targets including new ninth grade assessments (PARCC and ODE) for 2014-15. The state assessments satisfy the accepted technical requirements such as validity, reliability, absence of bias, and instructional sensitivity.

 

Grade Level Assessments 2014-15 School Year

 

9th Grade - PARCC/ODE Performance Based Assessments and End Of Year Assessments in the areas of English 9, Integrated Math I or Integrated Math II, and Physical Science. All 9th grade students will also participate in the ACT ASPIRE Test to assess college readiness, and Pro-Core testing to prepare them for the PARCC/EOY examinations.

 

10th Grade – Ohio Graduation Tests in the areas of Reading, Math, Writing, Science, and Social Studies. Practice Ohio Graduation Tests are given in all five areas in October with the actual tests being administered in March. In addition to OGT tests, 10th grade students will also participate in Performance Based Assessment and End Of Year Assessment in the area of American History. 10th grade students will also participate in Pro-Core testing to prepare them for the American History PBA/EOY examinations. Students will participate in both Semester and End of Year examinations in order to prepare them for the college experience. Students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses will take the AP test. Students enrolled in Dual-Credit courses may be required to take the COMPASS test through Southern State College.

 

11th Grade – ACT Practice Tests are incorporated into English 11, Integrated Math III, and Chemistry courses. 11th grade students are expected to take the ACT test on the February, April, or June 2015 test date. 11th grade students will participate in both Semester and End of Year examinations in order to prepare students for the college experience. Students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses will take the AP test(s) in May 2015. Additional optional tests given at the 11th grade level are the ASVAB and the PSAT. Students enrolled in Dual-Credit courses may be required to take the COMPASS test through Southern State College.

 

12th Grade – 12th grade students take the ACT if they have not done so, or may re-take the ACT to increase their score. 12th grade students will participate in both Semester and End of Year examinations in order to prepare students for the college experience. Students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses will take the AP test(s) in May 2015. An additional optional test given at the 11th and 12th grade levels is the the ASVAB. Students enrolled in Dual-Credit courses may be required to take the COMPASS test through Southern State College.