9-12 District
Test Coordinator
Bulletin

9-12 District
Test Coordinator
Bulletin

All Tests – Ohio’s State Tests (OST), OELPA and AASCD

7/3/2017

Downloadable Data File Layout 2016-2017 

A new statewide layout for downloadable data files for the 2016-2017 school year is now available on the Reporting Resources page of the portal. All changes to the layout from the prior year are indicated in red font. Please distribute this layout to all EMIS coordinators, data managers and information technology centers.

This layout will support the reporting of the following administrations:
  • OELPA spring 2016 and spring 2017;
  • Ohio's State Tests fall 2016, spring 2017 and summer 2017;
  • Alternate Assessment (AASCD) spring 2017.
IMPORTANT: The layout now includes fields for raw score values for Ohio’s State Tests. These values will be reported starting with the fall 2016 administration; past administrations will not include raw score values.
 
Directions for accessing district data files can be found in the Online Reporting System User Guide and the Downloading Data Files guidance document, both available on the Reporting Resources page of the portal.
 

Secure Browsers for 2017-2018 

Beginning in August 2017, version 10 of the secure browser for desktop and laptop devices is available to download from the Ohio’s State Tests portal. This secure browser is the only version that can be used for the 2017-2018 school year. Older versions of the secure browser installed on desktop and laptop devices cannot be used for secure student testing in 2017-2018. Along with the release of the secure browser, updated technical documentation is available on the Technology Coordinators page.
 
The AIR Secure Test App for mobile devices – Chromebooks, iPads and Androids – is new for 2017-2018. As with the desktop secure browser only the 2017-2018 version can be used for secure student testing. Older versions of the secure test app cannot be used.
 
District should watch for future communication on the release of the Secure Browser, secure test app and technical documentation.