Ohio Resource Center

 Data Benchmark B, Grades 5-7, Mini-Collection The grades 5-7 Data Analysis and Probability Benchmark B: Interpret data by looking for patterns and relationships, draw and justify conclusions, and answer related questions is one of the benchmarks most frequently tested on the 7th grade Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA). The lesson materials and assessment items in this mini-collection support instruction related to this benchmark. (jk)

 ODE Assessment Item, Grade 7: How Many Students? (ORC#: 12398) Students must estimate a number by interpreting a bar graph and using proportional reasoning. This multiple-choice question is a sample item used in the 2006 Ohio Grade 7 Achievement Test (see Overview of Ohio's Assessment System). The URL link (above) takes the user directly to the OAT item (PDF), with access to performance data, complexity level of the item, and discussion of incorrect responses. The Ohio Department of Education Instructional Management System website allows visitors to search for test items by subject and grade band and build a printable database of questions using the Add to Your Backpack function. ODE Reference Information: 2006 Ohio Grade 7 Achievement Test for Mathematics, Annotated Item 4. (author/sw)

 ODE Assessment Item, Grade 7: Support a Given Claim (ORC#: 5492) Students must select a statement that supports a given claim. This multiple-choice question is a sample item used in the 2005 Ohio Grade 7 Achievement Test (see Overview of Ohio's Assessment System). The URL link (above) takes the user directly to the test item (PDF), with access to performance data, complexity level of the item, and discussion of incorrect responses. This OAT item is also available in Microsoft® Word. The Ohio Department of Education Instructional Management System website allows visitors to search for test items by subject and grade band and build a printable database of questions using the Add to Your Backpack function. ODE Reference Information: 2005 Ohio Grade 7 Achievement Test for Mathematics, Annotated Item 27. (author/sw)

 Bias Sampling (ORC#: 1489) Students learn about sampling bias by working in three groups to survey separately students, parents, and teachers about the amount of homework students ought to have. They report and compare the responses from each of the three groups to see how the results differ. They then look at how item bias can influence responses by collecting data from different members of a single group using differently worded questions. Activity sheets, discussion questions, ideas for assessment and extensions, and Internet links are included. (sw)