Dear Parents and Guardians,

In the Spring, Badger High School will begin administering the Ohio’s end-of-course exams per the ODE scheduled windows. The state end-of course exams are often referred to as AIR tests (American Institutes for Research). All students in courses with an AIR test are required by the Ohio Department of Education to take the exams. AIR tests do provide the classes of 2022 and beyond a graduation requirement option. For each of the seven end-of-course state tests, a student will earn 1 to 5 graduation points. Students have the potential to earn a total of 35 points. To meet this graduation option, a student must earn a minimum number of 18 points from all tests combined. This graduation option gives students flexibility in accumulating 18 points. A high score on one test can balance a low score on another test. See the chart below for more details on point distribution.

**New information for graduating classes 2023 and beyond**

Subject Area |
State End-of-Course Exam/AIR Test |
Total Minimum Points per Subject Area |

ENGLISH |
ELA9 ELA10 | 4 points |

MATH |
Algebra 1 Geometry | 4 points |

SCIENCE & SOCIAL STUDIES |
Biology/US History/Government | 6 points |

ANY AREA |
Roll over test points earned above the minimum from any of the 3 subject areas | 4 points TOTAL: 18 points |

**PERFORMANCE GRADUATION POINTS**

Advanced 5

Accelerated 4

Proficient 3

Basic 2

Limited 1

** Badger High School Testing Schedule for 2021-2022**

**ELA**- Monday, April 4-Part I
- Tuesday, April 5-Part II

**Math**- Monday, April 25- Algebra I
- Monday, April 25- Geometry

**Science**- Wednesday, April 26

**Social Studies**- Thursday, April 27 -US History
- Thursday, April 27- US Government

Sample Test Items and Practice Tests

** Frequently Asked Questions:**

**How long do AIR tests take?**

Each AIR test has 2 parts given over 1-2 days. Each part is between 90 and 105 minutes long.

**What is the format of each test?**

All the tests will be given online. The only exception is students with an IEP or 504 will follow their appropriate accommodations.

How do I know which tests my child must take?

AIR tests are given in the areas of English 10, Algebra 1, Geometry, US History, Government and Biology.

***Do ALL students in CCP courses need to take the test?**

Students who are enrolled in CCP Science or Social Studies courses; do NOT have to take the AIR test. CCP course grades translate to these graduation points: AP 4-5 = 5pts; AP 3 = 4pts AP 2 = 3pts; AP 1 = 1pt. Students enrolled in CCP Math and ELA courses will need to take the AIR test.

**What if my child previously took one of those courses, but didn’t take an end-of-course test?**

These tests were rolled out during the 2014-2015 academic year. There are many reasons why a student may not have taken an AIR test for a course they took. The Ohio Department of Education has guidelines on how each situation is handled. These are explained on their website here.

What should students bring to AIR testing?

Each student should bring at least two #2 pencils, sharpened and their calculator (only for math tests). Students will not be permitted to have cell phones, laptops, tablets or other wireless devices during testing. Devices will be collected before testing and returned at 9:50 a.m. The items below are optional but encouraged:

**CHARGED**school issues laptop (with charging cord for emergencies)- an eraser
- a watch
- bottled water
- a calculator for Algebra 1 & Geometry
- reading material for after testing (NO school textbooks)

**What kind of calculator can a student use?**

Ti-73 Explorer, TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus –Series, TI-NSpire, TI-NSpire CX, Casio fx-9750GII, fx-9860GII, fx-CG10 PRIZM. Some Scientific Calculators are allowed as well. Have your math teacher confirm your calculator well before testing day. Prohibited graphing calculator functions and features are those with CAS features, tablets, laptops, PDA’s or phone based calculators and those with “QWERTY” keyboards. **Student issued calculators from BHS are acceptable!**

**How should students prepare for AIR tests?**

Teachers have embedded AIR test preparation into their course content. The best preparation a student has is active participation in class throughout the school year. To maximize their performance we encourage students to get a full night’s sleep and eat breakfast before their scheduled AIR test. **Free Breakfast for all students on day of testing!**

What if my student is sick or absent on a testing day?

There is a limited number of days to make-up missed tests. Any students absent during testing day will be given a date, time and location to take their make-up tests.

**Who do I contact if I have additional questions about AIR testing?**

Andrea Steiner, District Testing Coordinator

Andrea.steiner@badgerbraves.org

330-876-2800 EXT: 405

Raeanne Abramovich, High School Counselor

raeanne.abramovich@badgerbraves.org

330-876-2800 EXT: 303