State Graduation Testing

State Testing is the testing that is required for graduation.

 

As part of the new graduation requirements, beginning with the Class of 2018 and beyond, students are required to participate in the EOC tests and an administration of a college admissions test.  The EOCs are offered in the spring of each year during a calendar-specific window set by the state.  Any students enrolled in the courses being tested will participate.  The required college admission test (ACT) will be administered during the spring of the junior year during the school day at Newark Catholic.  

 

Retesting will be offered during the first full week of December to sophomores (who scored a 1 or 2 on any subject last year) and to any upperclassmen who have been notified that they need additional points.  

 

Useful online resources for additional study and preparation can be found below. Students who will be retesting are strongly encouraged to review and practice. Mrs. Palur has a Khan academy classroom for Algebra and Geometry.  Once a student contacts her for the class code, areas of weakness from previous testing will be reviewed and like topics will be assigned for the student to study.  

 

Mrs. Palur also provides study tables on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after school from 3:00-3:30, no appointment needed.  Study tables are for all students to have a quiet place for homework completion, test preparation and receive additional help (if needed). Athletes are excused from practice to attend study tables and a pass will be provided to the coach.

 

Vocabulary and Acronyms

To have an understanding of the state testing, it is important to know all of the vocabulary and acronyms involved..

  1. EOY/EOC – End-of-Year/End-of-Course.
  2. AIR – American Institutes for Research; an organization responsible for developing and administering assessments.
  3. ELA –  English Language Arts
  4. Testing Window – a specific group of dates assigned by the State of Ohio that allows students to test.  Generally, spring testing occurs during the first three weeks of April, fall testing occurs during the first two weeks of December.
  5. ACT – American College Test.

 

EOC SUBJECTS WITH RESOURCES
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

ELA I (9th grade)

ODE Resource Links

ODE Student Practice Site

 

ELA II (10th grade)       

ODE Resource Links

ODE Student Practice Site

 

MATHEMATICS

Algebra 1 (8th or 9th grade)

Ohio Math Learning Standards  (pp. 50-53, 55-65, 70-72, 74)

Khan Academy/Algebra

ODE Student Practice Site

 

Geometry (9th or 10th grade)

Khan Academy/Geometry

ODE Student Practice Site

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

American History (formerly grade 9, now grade 11)

ODE Standards (pp. 29-31)

ODE Student Practice Site

Independent Learning Modules

Khan Academy/U.S. History 

 

American Government (10th grade)     

ODE (pp. 32-33)

ODE Student Practice Site

Independent Learning Modules

 

SCIENCE

Biology (9th or 10th grade)

Khan Academy/Biology

ODE Student Practice Site

 

 
SCORING
  • Tests are scored on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest).  
  • To graduate, students are required to accumulate a minimum of 18 points on 7 tests, that include the following conditions:
    • 6 points on science and social studies combined
    • 4 points in math
    • 4 points in ELA 
ACT

Newark Catholic is using the ACT as it’s alternate pathway to graduation. Students using this pathway need to score a minimum of 18 in English, 22 in Math, and 22 in Reading. Students take this test at Newark Catholic in the Spring of their Junior year.   It is highly recommended that students take advantage of Naviance’s test prep in order to be fully prepared for this test.  Students can see their counselor for assistance in logging into Naviance.

 

GRADUATING 

In order to graduate, students from Newark Catholic in the Class of 2018 and beyond must:

(1)  Earn at least 24 credits, and

(2)  Take the EOC tests and the ACT assessment, and

(3)  Satisfy one of the following:

  • Earn 18 points on the EOC tests, or
  • Earn a remediation-free score (18 in English, 22 in math, 22 in reading) on a national college admissions test (ACT), or
  • Earn a technical credential and a passing score on the WorkKeys test.