Assessment Materials

The Assessment Materials page provides information and resources for the Grades 3-8 Oklahoma School Testing Program (OSTP) assessments. Information and resources for the Grade 11 assessments can be found on our College- and Career-Readiness Assessments page.



Grades 3-8 Assessments

Parent, Student, Teacher Guides (PSTGs)

PSTGs - English versions & Spanish versions 

Describes the content and structure of an assessment and defines the ideal number of items by reporting category.

English Language Arts 



Test and Items Specifications

Defines the content and format of the assessment and the assessment items for item writers/reviewers and indicates the alignment of items with the Oklahoma Academic Standards.

English Language Arts: Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5 | Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8

Mathematics: Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5 | Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8

Science: Grade 5 | Grade 8

               Science DOK and Dimensional Sense Making FAQ

DOK Definitions:  ELA  |  Math 

Performance Level Descriptors (PLD)

A statement of knowledge and skills a test taker must have to be classified at a particular performance level, such as:  advanced, proficient, basic or below basic.

English Language Arts



Extended Constructed Response/Writing Resources for Grades 5 & 8

Each piece of student writing is given a holistic score ranging from 0 (lowest) to 4 (highest) on the writing section of the grades 5 & 8 OSTP ELA. This score, in part, is derived by assessing student performance on the five analytic traits.

The following holistic writing rubrics provide insight into how student responses are scored, and the holistic writing/constructed response exemplars provide explanation for the scores of selected student responses.

Holistic Writing Rubrics:

Holistic Writing/Constructed Response Exemplars:

The following analytic trait writing/constructed response rubrics and exemplars provide an in-depth explanation for each of the five analytic traits considered when scoring student responses.

Writer's Checklist
Spanish Writer's Checklist

Formula Sheets

For Grades 6-8 Math assessments, formula sheets will be provided during the test administration. Online tests will provide a formula sheet within the interactive toolbox. Paper based tests will have a copy of the formula sheet provided by the testing vendor.

Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8


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Last updated on November 9, 2023