English Language Arts and Mathematics Tests Preliminary

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English Language Arts and Mathematics Tests
                   Preliminary Results
               Spring 2015 Administration
                                                Highlights
The new Ohio State Tests in English language arts and mathematics were administered for the first time during
the 2014-2015 school year. These tests were produced by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for
College and Careers (PARCC), of which Ohio was a member until July 1, 2015. Future tests in these subjects
will be Ohio-specific tests developed by Ohio educators with the American Institutes for Research.

On Sept. 15, 2015, the State Board of Education approved the cut scores and performance levels
recommended by PARCC. The board's approval aligns Ohio's standards with those of every other state in the
consortium.

Students who began ninth grade before July 1, 2014, are required to pass the Ohio Graduation Tests in order
to meet the state testing requirements for a diploma. These students were excused from all new state tests
except for American history and American government. For this reason, only small populations of accelerated
students took the Grade 10 English language arts, geometry and integrated mathematics II tests, and the
performance of these students may not be representative of future students taking these tests.

The preliminary results of the spring 2015 test administration provide the basis for these highlights. Schools
and districts have not verified these results. The final figures may differ due to rescoring, late scoring and other
changes.


Numbers of Students Tested
Table 1 presents the total numbers of public school (including community school) students who took the
English language arts and mathematics tests in the spring of 2015. High school end-of-course tests
administered in the fall of 2014 are not included in these figures. Third-graders took the Ohio Achievement
Assessment in reading during the 2014-2015 school year.




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TABLE 1  NUMBERS OF STUDENTS TESTED

Subject                               Public Districts         Community Schools                 Total Public
Grade 4 English Language Arts              114,507                       7,319                      121,826
Grade 5 English Language Arts              117,293                       7,668                      124,961
Grade 6 English Language Arts              117,465                       8,031                      125,496
Grade 7 English Language Arts              119,160                       8,423                      127,583
Grade 8 English Language Arts              119,968                       8,436                      128,404
Grade 9 English Language Arts              121,095                       6,587                      127,682
Grade 10 English Language Arts              2,326                         432                        2,758
Grade 3 Mathematics                        119,115                       8,900                      128,015
Grade 4 Mathematics                        114,396                       7,307                      121,703
Grade 5 Mathematics                        116,804                       7,643                      124,447
Grade 6 Mathematics                        116,524                       8,001                      124,525
Grade 7 Mathematics                        115,930                       8,352                      124,282
Grade 8 Mathematics                         87,698                       8,125                       95,823
Algebra I                                  108,527                       5,405                      113,932
Geometry                                    32,695                        613                        33,308
Integrated Mathematics I                    10,321                        387                        10,708
Integrated Mathematics II                   2,045                         47                         2,092


Scale Score Ranges for Performance Levels
Table 2 provides the scaled scores associated with each of the five performance levels on each test for the
spring 2015 administration. Unlike raw cut scores, scale cut scores are invariant and apply to all forms of the
same test. However, because future English language arts and mathematics tests will be Ohio-specific, their
cut scores will not be comparable to those applied in 2014-2015.

TABLE 2  SCALE SCORE RANGES FOR ALL SUBJECTS AND PERFORMANCE LEVELS

 Subject                               Limited        Basic         Proficient     Accelerated        Advanced
 Grade 4 English Language Arts         650-699       700-724         725-749          750-789           790-850
 Grade 5 English Language Arts         650-699       700-724         725-749          750-798           799-850
 Grade 6 English Language Arts         650-699       700-724         725-749          750-789           790-850
 Grade 7 English Language Arts         650-699       700-724         725-749          750-784           785-850
 Grade 8 English Language Arts         650-699       700-724         725-749          750-793           794-850
 Grade 9 English Language Arts         650-699       700-724         725-749          750-790           791-850
 Grade 10 English Language Arts        650-699       700-724         725-749          750-793           794-850
 Grade 3 Mathematics                   650-699       700-724         725-749          750-789           790-850
 Grade 4 Mathematics                   650-699       700-724         725-749          750-795           796-850
 Grade 5 Mathematics                   650-699       700-724         725-749          750-789           790-850
 Grade 6 Mathematics                   650-699       700-724         725-749          750-787           788-850
 Grade 7 Mathematics                   650-699       700-724         725-749          750-785           786-850
 Grade 8 Mathematics                   650-699       700-724         725-749          750-800           801-850
 Algebra I                             650-699       700-724         725-749          750-804           805-850
 Geometry                              650-699       700-724         725-749          750-782           783-850
 Integrated Mathematics I              650-699       700-724         725-749          750-798           799-850
 Integrated Mathematics II             650-699       700-724         725-749          750-784           785-850



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Preliminary Test Results
Tables 3 and 4 summarize the performance of Ohio public school students on the spring 2015 English
language arts and mathematics tests. Students with individualized education programs (IEPs) and/or English
language learner status are included in the figures.

TABLE 3  RESULTS OF THE SPRING 2015 ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS TESTS

                                    Grade 4 English Language Arts
                                    Public Districts         Community Schools               Total Public
  PERFORMANCE LEVEL
                                Count       Percent         Count    Percent            Count       Percent
                  Advanced      7,668     6.7                125  1.7                   7,793    6.4
 Proficient or
                  Accelerated   41,161 35.9        73.3     1,353 18.5     49.6         42,514 34.9       71.8
    Above
                  Proficient    35,054 30.6                 2,152 29.4                  37,206 30.5
   Below          Basic         20,429 17.8                 2,212 30.2                  22,641 18.6
                                                   26.7                    50.4                           28.2
  Proficient      Limited       10,195    8.9               1,477 20.2                  11,672   9.6

                                    Grade 5 English Language Arts
                                    Public Districts         Community Schools               Total Public
  PERFORMANCE LEVEL
                                Count       Percent         Count    Percent            Count       Percent
                  Advanced      2,987     2.5                43   0.6                   3,030    2.4
 Proficient or
                  Accelerated   45,081 38.4        70.9     1,350 17.6     46.2         46,431 37.2       69.3
    Above
                  Proficient    35,035 29.9                 2,149 28.0                  37,184 29.8
   Below          Basic         22,845 19.5                 2,370 30.9                  25,215 20.2
                                                   29.1                    53.8                           30.7
  Proficient      Limited       11,345    9.7               1,756 22.9                  13,101 10.5

                                    Grade 6 English Language Arts
                                    Public Districts         Community Schools               Total Public
  PERFORMANCE LEVEL
                                Count       Percent         Count    Percent            Count       Percent
                  Advanced      5,256     4.5                104  1.3                   5,360    4.3
 Proficient or
                  Accelerated   41,479 35.3        71.7     1,482 18.5     48.5         42,961 34.2       70.2
    Above
                  Proficient    37,495 31.9                 2,313 28.8                  39,808 31.7
   Below          Basic         22,498 19.2                 2,422 30.2                  24,920 19.9
                                                   28.3                    51.5                           29.8
  Proficient      Limited       10,737    9.1               1,710 21.3                  12,447   9.9

                                    Grade 7 English Language Arts
                                    Public Districts         Community Schools               Total Public
  PERFORMANCE LEVEL
                                Count       Percent         Count    Percent            Count       Percent
                  Advanced      11,959 10.0                  236  2.8                   12,195   9.6
  Proficient or
                  Accelerated   39,350 33.0        69.8     1,545 18.3     47.3         40,895 32.1       68.3
    Above
                  Proficient    31,878 26.8                 2,207 26.2                  34,085 26.7
    Below         Basic         20,882 17.5                 2,203 26.2                  23,085 18.1
                                                   30.2                    52.7                           31.7
   Proficient     Limited       15,091 12.7                 2,232 26.5                  17,323 13.6




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                                   Grade 8 English Language Arts
                                   Public Districts         Community Schools               Total Public
  PERFORMANCE LEVEL
                               Count       Percent         Count    Percent            Count       Percent
                 Advanced      7,678     6.4                129  1.5                   7,807    6.1
 Proficient or
                 Accelerated   43,754 36.5        69.4     1,718 20.4     48.4         45,472 35.4       68.0
    Above
                 Proficient    31,807 26.5                 2,237 26.5                  34,044 26.5
   Below         Basic         20,999 17.5                 2,119 25.1                  23,118 18.0
                                                  30.6                    51.6                           32.0
  Proficient     Limited       15,730 13.1                 2,233 26.5                  17,963 14.0

                                   Grade 9 English Language Arts
                                   Public Districts         Community Schools               Total Public
  PERFORMANCE LEVEL
                               Count       Percent         Count    Percent            Count       Percent
                 Advanced      12,108 10.0                  195  3.0                   12,303   9.6
 Proficient or
                 Accelerated   46,368 38.3        73.8     1,570 23.8     51.8         47,938 37.5       72.7
    Above
                 Proficient    30,881 25.5                 1,645 25.0                  32,526 25.5
   Below         Basic         19,056 15.7                 1,524 23.1                  20,580 16.1
                                                  26.2                    48.2                           27.3
  Proficient     Limited       12,682 10.5                 1,653 25.1                  14,335 11.2

                                   Grade 10 English Language Arts
                                   Public Districts         Community Schools                Total Public
  PERFORMANCE LEVEL
                               Count       Percent         Count    Percent             Count      Percent
                 Advanced       434     18.7                53   12.3                    487    17.7
 Proficient or
                 Accelerated    943     40.5      75.7      132  30.6     55.6          1,075   39.0      72.5
    Above
                 Proficient     383     16.5                55   12.7                    438    15.9
   Below         Basic          245     10.5                52   12.0                    297    10.8
                                                  24.3                    44.4                            27.5
  Proficient     Limited        321     13.8                140  32.4                    461    16.7

TABLE 4  RESULTS OF THE SPRING 2015 MATHEMATICS TESTS

                                          Grade 3 Mathematics
                                   Public Districts         Community Schools               Total Public
  PERFORMANCE LEVEL
                               Count       Percent         Count    Percent            Count       Percent
                 Advanced      6,920     5.8                130  1.5                   7,050    5.5
 Proficient or
                 Accelerated   40,325 33.9        68.1     1,243 14.0     39.9         41,568 32.5       66.1
    Above
                 Proficient    33,848 28.4                 2,180 24.5                  36,028 28.1
   Below         Basic         24,476 20.5                 2,794 31.4                  27,270 21.3
                                                  31.9                    60.1                           33.9
  Proficient     Limited       13,546 11.4                 2,553 28.7                  16,099 12.6

                                          Grade 4 Mathematics
                                   Public Districts         Community Schools               Total Public
  PERFORMANCE LEVEL
                               Count       Percent         Count    Percent            Count       Percent
                 Advanced      3,106     2.7                48   0.7                   3,154    2.6
 Proficient or
                 Accelerated   38,086 33.3        66.7      830  11.4     35.1         38,916 32.0       64.8
    Above
                 Proficient    35,121 30.7                 1,688 23.1                  36,809 30.2
   Below         Basic         27,028 23.6                 2,701 37.0                  29,729 24.4
                                                  33.3                    64.9                           35.2
  Proficient     Limited       11,055    9.7               2,040 27.9                  13,095 10.8



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                                         Grade 5 Mathematics
                                  Public Districts         Community Schools               Total Public
 PERFORMANCE LEVEL
                              Count       Percent         Count    Percent            Count       Percent
                Advanced      5,233     4.5                72   0.9                   5,305    4.3
Proficient or
                Accelerated   37,630 32.2        67.5      764  10.0     33.5         38,394 30.9       65.4
   Above
                Proficient    35,995 30.8                 1,726 22.6                  37,721 30.3
  Below         Basic         27,123 23.2                 2,791 36.5                  29,914 24.0
                                                 32.5                    66.5                           34.6
 Proficient     Limited       10,823    9.3               2,290 30.0                  13,113 10.5

                                         Grade 6 Mathematics
                                  Public Districts         Community Schools               Total Public
 PERFORMANCE LEVEL
                              Count       Percent         Count    Percent            Count       Percent
                Advanced      4,749     4.1                70   0.9                   4,819    3.9
Proficient or
                Accelerated   37,214 31.9        67.3     1,006 12.6     36.7         38,220 30.7       65.3
   Above
                Proficient    36,404 31.2                 1,863 23.3                  38,267 30.7
  Below         Basic         27,617 23.7                 2,954 36.9                  30,571 24.6
                                                 32.7                    63.3                           34.7
 Proficient     Limited       10,540    9.0               2,108 26.3                  12,648 10.2

                                         Grade 7 Mathematics
                                  Public Districts         Community Schools               Total Public
 PERFORMANCE LEVEL
                              Count       Percent         Count    Percent            Count       Percent
                Advanced      3,360     2.9                49   0.6                   3,409    2.7
Proficient or
                Accelerated   34,103 29.4        66.9      855  10.2     38.9         34,958 28.1       65.0
   Above
                Proficient    40,087 34.6                 2,349 28.1                  42,436 34.1
  Below         Basic         27,924 24.1                 3,395 40.6                  31.319 25.2
                                                 33.1                    61.1                           35.0
 Proficient     Limited       10,456    9.0               1,704 20.4                  12,160   9.8

                                         Grade 8 Mathematics
                                  Public Districts         Community Schools               Total Public
 PERFORMANCE LEVEL
                              Count       Percent         Count    Percent            Count       Percent
                Advanced       861      1.0                64    0.8                   925     1.0
Proficient or
                Accelerated   22,692 25.9        54.7     1,147 14.1    35.9          23,839 24.9       53.1
   Above
                Proficient    24,374 27.8                 1,708 21.0                  26,082 27.2
  Below         Basic         21,912 25.0                 2,371 29.2                  24,283 25.3
                                                 45.3                   64.1                            46.9
 Proficient     Limited       17,859 20.4                 2,835 34.9                  20,694 21.6

                                                Algebra I
                                  Public Districts         Community Schools               Total Public
 PERFORMANCE LEVEL
                              Count       Percent         Count    Percent            Count       Percent
                Advanced      2,399     2.2                12   0.2                   2,411    2.1
Proficient or
                Accelerated   38,908 35.9        67.4      835  15.4     41.1         39,743 34.9       66.1
   Above
                Proficient    31,821 29.3                 1,373 25.4                  33,194 29.1
  Below         Basic         24,407 22.5                 1,763 32.6                  26,170 23.0
                                                 32.6                    58.9                           33.9
 Proficient     Limited       10,992 10.1                 1,422 26.3                  12,414 10.9




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