This question asks students to explain what the presence of coral fossilssuggests about how the environment of Ohio has changed over time. This is a multiple choice test item used in a past Ohio Achievement Test (for more information, see IMS: Assessments). From this test item, a visitor may view the passages and stimuli, and information regarding general student performance on this item. The Ohio Department of Education’s IMS website allows visitors to search for test items and build a printable database of questions by choosing the "Add to Your Backpack" function. Additional information can be found at Ohio’s Statewide Testing website. ODE Reference Information: 2008-Grade 5 Science, Annotated Item 18. (author/ts).