Welcome to Accountability and Assessments
at John Marshall Mid-High School.
Here, you will find testing-related information.
EOI Test Scheduled Dates: To Be Determined
ACT Test Scheduled: TBD
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SAT Test Scheduled: TBD
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why does my student have to take the state tests?
- The Oklahoma Department of Education has to have a way to check if your student is learning, and that their teachers are teaching. The purpose of the state tests (Oklahoma Student Testing Program) is to assess their mastery of the Oklahoma Academic Standards. The standards are multiple checkpoints within all of their subjects that let their teachers know if your student is learning the content.
What is the Oklahoma Student Testing Program?
- There are 2 types of assessments (tests) within the Oklahoma Student Testing Program (OSTP) for Grades 3-8 and "End-of-Instruction" (EOI) for the high school level. All assessments are aligned to the state-mandated Core Curriculum (the Oklahoma Academic Standards) which has been adopted by the State Board of Education. The two assessments are:
- General Assessments (also referred to as Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests). This type of test is for 3rd-8th grade. It tests various subjects. This type of test is also the EOI (End of Instruction) test for High School students. It tests seven subjects.
- Portfolio Assessments (also referred to as the Oklahoma Alternative Assessment Program) This type of test is for students with the most significant disabilities. The test is measured against different academic standards within the state curriculum.
When my student takes state tests, what subjects are they tested on?
- 7th Grade: Reading, Math, and Geography
- 8th Grade: Reading, Math, Science, U.S. History, and Writing
- High School: Algebra I & II, English II & III, Biology I, Geometry and U.S. History
- Oklahoma Modified Alternate Assessment: Algebra I, English II, Biology I, and U.S.
Does my student have to take the tests?
- Yes. Every student enrolled in a tested grade level in an Oklahoma Public school
must participate in testing. Students will have to take Oklahoma Core Curriculum
Tests, End of Instruction tests, or an Oklahoma Alternative Assessment test.
Is there a chance that my student's test can be invalid?
- Yes. Reasons for possible test invalidation include, but are not limited to:
- Security violation
- Presence of a student's cell phone in the testing area
- Improper test administration
- Technical problems
- Testing outside of the testing window (see below)
Can my student be exempt from taking the EOI (high school) tests?
- According to legislation, students who score ten percent (10%) above the cut scores approved by the State Board of Education for the ACT, SAT, ACT PLAN, or PSAT alternate tests are considered to have satisfactorily demonstrated mastery of the state academic content standards in the subject areas for which alternative tests have been approved and shall be exempt from taking the EOI tests in the subject areas of Algebra II, English III, Geometry, or U.S. History. Likewise, students who have a score that is equal to or above the cut scores approved by the State Board of Education for the Advanced Placement course exams, ACT Workkeys, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) alternate tests shall be deemed to have satisfactorily demonstrated mastery of the state academic content standards in the subject areas for which alternative tests have been approved and shall be exempt from taking the EOI tests in the subject areas of Algebra II, English III, Geometry, or U.S. History.
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