What is the Online Assessment System (OAS)?
The Online Assessment System (formerly known as the CRCT Online System) enables students in schools to access tests that consist of the same kinds of questions as appear on assessments.
How does the OAS work?
The OAS provides immediate feedback regarding individual student and group performance on two types of tests, called Student Tests (which are created by the OAS) and Teacher-Created Tests. Students and parents have complete access to Student Tests. Teachers are able to use the OAS to create and assign Teacher-Created Tests. A teacher must assign a Teacher-Created Test to a student in order for the student to access that test.
How can the OAS be used?
The OAS can be used for a variety of purposes. Students can gain valuable experience in becoming self-assessors, learning to evaluate their own work and educational progress. Teachers can create customized tests as they complete instructional units or sequences of instruction. These tests can then be administered to individual students and/or groups of students to diagnose strengths and weaknesses, and to provide opportunities for enrichment and remediation. The OAS contains a large number of test items in reading for students in grades one through eight and high school, in English/language arts and mathematics for students in grades one through eight and high school, and in science and social studies for students in grades three through eight and high school.
How is the OAS accessed?
School systems assign personal login IDs and passwords to students and teachers at their schools for use. These personal logins and passwords are necessary to access Teacher-Created Tests or to share results obtained on Student Tests. Parents and others without personal login IDs, however, can log on to the OAS using the generic login IDs and passwords for each grade.