In what grades will my child be tested? What subjects are tested? Which tests are mandatory? As a parent or guardian you may have a lot of questions about testing and we want to provide to you the most comprehensive information we can.
The state mandates testing for students once a year in grades 3-8. These tests, called OCCT tests, are used to assess students’ mastery of content. All tests are aligned to the state-mandated standards, which have been adopted by the State Board of Education. Currently, the standards are PASS-Priority Academic Standards.
Also mandated are End of Instruction Tests (EOIs). High school students must pass four out of seven EOIs to graduate. The state Department of Education determines when state testing occurs and which testing vendors are chosen to score and report the results.
Additionally, Edmond Public Schools makes available other tests such as a qualifying test for gifted and talented students, proficiency-based promotion tests and tests that assess students’ interests and career goals.