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Sells Middle School
Principal: Rich Baird
150 West Bridge St.
Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: 614.764.5919
Fax: 614-764-5923

The Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA)

The Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA) will be administered in Dublin City Schools to students in grades 3 through 8 in early May. The Ohio Achievement Assessments measure what students know, understand and are able to do in relation to Ohio’s Academic Content Standards for each grade level.  Dublin City Schools will administer the Ohio Achievement Assessments on the following dates:

Date                             Subject              Grade Levels Tested
Tuesday, May 1            Reading               Grades 3 – 8
Wednesday, May 2       Math                    Grades 3 – 8
Thursday, May 3           Science               Grades 5 and 8

When will students and their families receive results from the Ohio Achievement Assessments?
The district will receive student score reports from the Ohio Department of Education in early July.  At that time, reports will be mailed home to families.  

What types of questions are on the Ohio Achievement Assessments?
The Achievement Assessments include 36-40 assessment items (mostly multiple-choice questions and 6-9 written response questions). The Reading Achievement Assessment will include 4–5 reading passages.

How much time will students have to complete each subject area test?
Students will have 2½ hours to take each subject area test.  

How may I assist my child with preparing for the OAAs?
First, it’s important to note that Ohio’s Achievement Assessments can only provide a snapshot of student achievement.  Classroom teachers can provide the most comprehensive information in regard to student achievement and progress.

Students can best be prepared by a good night’s sleep, a nutritious breakfast, and a positive attitude to do their best.  All students will need two No. 2 pencils with erasers.  Students in grade 3 will need a ruler for the math test; students in grade 5 will need a protractor for the math test; and students in grades 6-8 will need a calculator, preapproved by their classroom teacher, for the math test.  

Where can I find more information about Ohio’s standards and the Achievement Assessments?
As always, please feel free to contact your child’s classroom teacher for more information.  Additionally, you will find sample test questions from previously released tests at the Ohio Department of Education’s website at http://ohio3-8.success-ode-state-oh-us.info

Additional information can be found by visiting the Ohio Department of Education’s homepage at www.ode.state.oh.us keyword search:  achievement tests
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