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OKLAHOMA SCHOOL TESTING PROGRAM (OSTP)

Oklahoma School Testing Program (OSTP) - Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 types of assessments within the Oklahoma Student Testing Program (OSTP) for Grades 3-8 and "End-of-Instruction" (EOI) secondary 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 or OCCT)
    These Criterion Referenced Tests are intended for Grades 3-8 in various subject areas and the seven EOI assessments.
  • Portfolio Assessments: (Also referred to as: Oklahoma Alternate Assessment Program, OAAP)
    These assessments measure achievement of alternate academic standards of the state curriculum for children with the most significant cognitive disabilities.

Criteria Checklist

IEP teams are required to use the Oklahoma Criteria Checklist for Assessing Students with Disabilities to determine the assessment that is most appropriate for an individual student. IEP teams must make assessment decisions annually and for each tested subject separately.

Accommodations

Accommodations are practices and procedures in the areas of presentation, response, setting, and timing/scheduling that provide equitable access during instruction and assessment for students with disabilities.  Accommodations are intended to reduce or even eliminate the effects of a student’s disability; they do not reduce learning expectations. The accommodations provided to a student must be the same for classroom instruction, classroom assessments, and district and state assessments.

It is critical to note that although some accommodations may be appropriate for instructional use, they may not be state approved for use on a standardized assessment. It is very important for educators to become familiar with state policies regarding accommodations during assessments. Typically, accommodation use does not begin and end in school. Students who use accommodations will generally also need them at home, in the community, and as they get older, in postsecondary education and at work. Accommodations for instruction and assessment are integrally intertwined.  The following evaluation tool may be a useful guide in determining access needs that may require accommodations.

 


OKLAHOMA CORE CURRICULUM TESTS (OCCT) TABLES

 

2013-14 Social Studies, Geography, and U.S. History Resources
Based Upon Oklahoma Academic Standards (OAS)

All Social Studies
Assessments

OCCT

OMAAP

Testing Memo
8.17.2012

Grade 5

Grade 7

Grade 8

EOI U.S. History

EOI U.S. History

Testing Memo (pdf)
 Schedule (pdf)
2.13.13

PASS/OAS

Side-by-Side

PASS/OAS

Side-by-Side

PASS/OAS

Side-by-Side

PASS/OAS

Side-by-Side

Blueprints

 

 

Oklahoma Academic Standards (OAS)
Writing Rubrics and Standards

OCCT Writing Rubrics

Grade 5

Grade 8

English II English III
OAS Writing Rubric OAS Writing Rubric
Grade 5 Writing Standards Side-by-Side Grade 8 Writing Standards Side-by-Side

Passage-Based Sample Prompts
Narrative (pdf)
Informative (pdf)
Opinion (pdf)

Passage-Based Sample Prompts
Informative (pdf)
Narrative (pdf)
Argument (pdf)

 

Spring 2013 Exemplars

Grade 5 Grade 8
  1. Passages and Prompt
  2. Ideas and Development
  3. Organization
  4. Word Choice
  5. Sentences and Paragraphs
  6. Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics
  1. Passages and Prompt
  2. Ideas and Development
  3. Organization
  4. Word Choice
  5. Sentences and Paragraphs
  6. Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OKLAHOMA MODIFIED ALTERNATE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (OMAAP)

2013-14 Blueprints / End-of -Instruction (EOI)

 

Test Support Contact

Office of Accountability and Assessment, (405) 521-3341

Lisa Chandler, Assistant Superintendent of Assessments
Joyce DeFehr, Executive Director, State Testing
Sonya Fitzgerald, Assistant Director of State Testing
Craig Walker, Director of Science, Special Education and Assessment Monitoring

Amy Nicar, ELA and Social Studies Assessment Specialist
Connie Holt, Division Support Coordinator

Last updated on July 22, 2014