8th Grade OCCT Resources

This page contains links and information provided by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Please use the content provided here to familiarize yourself and your student with the upcoming assessments.

Online Test Simulation

The link below will take you to a simulation of the online tests. This is ONLY a simulation and not scored in any way at all. Again, this is not a practice test…

Access all online test simulators
Student Login:
practice
Password: testing

Math

Math

  • Mathematics Blueprints
  • Parent, Student & Teacher Guide
  • Performance Level Descriptors
  • Test & Item Specifications
  • Videos
  • Model, write and solve multi-step linear equations with one variable using a variety of methods to solve application problems.
  • Graph and interpret the solution to one- and two-step linear equations on a number line with one variable and on a coordinate plane with two variables.
  • Predict the effect on the graph of a linear equation when the slope or y-intercept changes.
  • Model, write, solve, and graph one- and two-step linear inequalities with one variable.
  • Represent and interpret large numbers and numbers less than one in exponential and scientific notation.
  • Use the rules of exponents, including integer exponents, to solve problems.
  • Simplify numerical expressions with rational numbers, exponents, and parentheses using the order of operations.
  • Construct models, sketch, and classify solid figures such as rectangular solids, prisms, cones, cylinders, pyramids, and combined forms.
  • Develop and apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of line segments, the shortest distance between two points on a graph, and the length of an unknown side of a right triangle.
  • Develop and apply formulas to find the surface area and volume of rectangular prisms, triangular prisms, and cylinders.
  • Apply knowledge of ratio and proportion to solve relationships between similar
  • geometric figures.
  • Select, analyze and apply data displays in appropriate formats to draw conclusions and solve problems.
  • Find the measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode, and range) of a set of data and understand why a specific measure provides the most useful information in a given context.

Reading

Reading

  • Parent, Student & Teacher Guide
  • Performance Level Descriptors
  • Reading Language Arts Blueprints
  • Test & Item Specifications
  • Videos – a series of playlists based on Standards
  • Utilize a variety of strategies to determine literal and non-literal word meanings.
  • Analyze idioms and comparisons to infer literal and figurative meanings.
  • Determine the purpose for reading a passage.
  • Determine the author’s purpose and distinguish between various points of view, the accuracy of the text, and fact/opinion.
  • Connect, compare, and contrast ideas, themes, and issues across texts.
  • Infer, predict, and generalize ideas.
  • Determine the main idea and themes (stated or implied) and recognize the relevance of details.
  • Analyze character traits, conflicts, and points of view.
  • Analyze structural elements of plot, subplot, and climax.
  • Analyze the characteristics of genres and subgenres.
  • Interpret figurative language and elements of poetry.
  • Interpret literary devices.
  • Use appropriate strategies to organize and summarize information.
  • Identify instances of persuasion, propaganda, and faulty reasoning in the text.

Science

Science

  • Parent, Student & Teacher Guide
  • Performance Level Descriptors
  • Science Blueprints
  • Test & Item Specifications
  • Videos
  • Students consistently demonstrate a thorough understanding of science processes as related to the knowledge and reasoning required for understanding the physical, life, and earth/space sciences.
  • As well, students should consistently and thoroughly demonstrate the ability to recognize and use scientific processes (e.g., observing and measuring, classifying, experimenting, interpreting, communicating, and practicing safety).
  • Demonstrate a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the scientific processes and consistently apply many different strategies for evaluating, organizing, analyzing, and synthesizing scientific data.

Writing

Writing