The Department now is accepting applications for participants to serve on range-finding committees for English language arts. Ohio’s educators, content specialists and other stakeholders play a vital role in creating valid and reliable assessments by serving on these committees.
Range-finding committees are necessary whenever a test contains open-ended questions which, for English language arts, are essays. Using sample student responses, these committees establish the range of acceptable responses, from no credit to partial credit, to complete credit. Range-finding committees make recommendations to the Department to ensure all written-response test questions are scored accurately, fairly and consistently.
Those who are interested in participating on one of the English language arts range-finding committees should review the full description of responsibilities and commitment, then complete an application by October 31.