9-12 District
Test Coordinator
Bulletin

9-12 District
Test Coordinator
Bulletin

Ohio’s State Tests – English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies

7/3/2018

Practice Tests 

New item release tests will be available in the Practice Test Site by the end of July. Look for additional details in a future communication.
 

Spring 2018 

Student Results 

District student results data files for spring 2018 for those students who tested online or whose scorable documents were returned to DRC according to the instructions in the manual have been posted in the Online Reporting System (ORS). Results for students who tested using a breach form will be posted in ORS in early July. Records that require discrepancy resolution will be reported after the records are resolved in TIDE.
 
Family reports, and score report labels for those districts that made the request in TIDE by May 11 will be delivered by July 25.
 

Discrepancy Resolution Window 

Districts will have an opportunity to resolve discrepant records in TIDE. District test coordinators must sign in to the “Ohio State Tests 2017-2018” administration of TIDE and check the Discrepancy Resolution Task to resolve any records that require resolution. Review the guidance document for instructions. Districts must resolve all discrepant records. Unresolved records will not be reported.
 

Rescores and Verifications Window 

Districts have an opportunity to submit rescore and verifications requests in TIDE until July 27. Review the guidance document for instructions.
 
District test coordinators can submit rescore requests in TIDE if they believe the student’s score does not reflect expected student achievement. There is a $25 charge for processing rescore requests unless the rescore results in a score change.
 
District test coordinators can submit verification requests if the district believes the following:
(1)   the student tested and did not receive a score; or
(2)   a score was incorrectly assigned to a student.
 
Verification requests only apply to students who took paper tests. Review the guidance document for instructions for submitting verification requests in TIDE.
 

Summer 2018 

High School End-of-Course Administration 

Test Administration 

The OST online summer 2018 administration is July 16-27. Summer testing is optional. Students, schools and districts may elect to participate or not participate. The summer high school end-of-course administration is an online administration, all subjects are available. Braille tests may be ordered by calling the Ohio Help Desk.
 

Pre-ID 

Districts must ensure all participating students are pre-identified in TIDE in advance of the test window and have the appropriate subject mode field set to “O” for online. Refer to the Guidance Document for 2017-2018 Ohio Pre-ID Files for more information.
 

Manuals 

A digital copy of the summer Test Administration Manual is available on the portal.
 

Score Report Labels 

Districts that wish to receive a set of high school summer 2018 Ohio’s State Tests score report labels must access the Score Report Label Requests task in the Ohio State Tests 2017-2018 administration in TIDE, select “Yes” and click save by July 27. All districts automatically receive printed Family Reports. If your district does not want to receive score report labels, no action is required.
 

Secure Browser for Summer Testing 

The secure browser used for spring 2018 online testing should continue to be used for summer testing. Refer to the secure browsers and technology coordinators pages for more information. If your district elects to install the new secure browser when it is released in July, it also may be used with summer testing.