9-12 District
Test Coordinator
Bulletin

9-12 District
Test Coordinator
Bulletin

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

5/31/2017

Spring 2017 

Online Reporting System Student Population Selections 

A new feature that provides additional flexibility for viewing individual student and educator reports is available in the Score Reports section of the Online Reporting System. To access this feature, log into the Online Reporting System, select Score Reports and then select one of three radio buttons below the Test and Administration dropdowns. These buttons allow district and school personnel to view reports for student populations for any one of the three criteria based on enrollment. The enrollment used by this feature is based on student information (pre-ID upload) in TIDE.
 
  • Scores for students who were mine at the end of the selected administration:
Results for students who were enrolled in your school or district at the end of an administration, regardless of where that student tested or is currently enrolled. This allows districts to see results for students that transferred to their districts after testing.
  • Scores for my current students:
Results for students who are currently enrolled in your school or district, who tested in any school or district in Ohio for the selected administration. This is useful for joint vocational school districts and career-technology centers that need to view scores for incoming students.
  • Scores for students who were mine when they tested during the selected administration:
Results for students who tested in your school or district for the administration, regardless of where that student is currently enrolled. This is the default option and is traditionally how reports are presented in Ohio.
 

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 2016-2017” 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 through the summer. Unresolved records will not be reported.
 

Rescores and Verifications Window 

Districts will have an opportunity to submit rescore and verification requests June 27 – Aug. 11. 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. Before submitting a rescore request, district test coordinators are encouraged to check whether the student’s test needs to be resolved in the Discrepancy Resolution in TIDE. Rescore requests can only be processed for tests that contained hand-scored items. Refer to the guidance document for a list of eligible tests.
District test coordinators can submit verification requests if (1) the district believes the student tested and did not receive a score, or (2) the district believes 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 2017 

High School End-of-Course Tests Administration 

Test Administration
The test administration window is July 17-28. Summer testing is optional. Students, schools and districts may elect to participate or not participate. The summer high school end-of-course tests administration is an online administration and all subjects are available.
 
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 2016-2017 Ohio Pre-ID Files for more information.
 
Secure Browsers
The secure browsers used for spring 2017 will be used for summer 2017 testing. If the devices that will be used for summer 2017 testing already have the secure browser installed, no updates are needed. If your district has devices that will be used for summer testing that do not have the secure browser installed, please refer to the Secure Browsers page on the portal and the documentation there to prepare the devices and install the secure browser.
 
Manuals
A digital copy of the summer Test Administration Manual is available on the portal.
 
Testing Times
Specific English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies test times are located at this link. Test administrators are responsible for ensuring that students receive the appropriate amount of time for each part of the test.
 

High School End-of-Course Braille Tests Administration 

Braille Administration
Paper braille test booklets for high school end-of-course tests will be available upon request. Requests for paper braille test booklets may be placed to the Ohio Help Desk (877.231.7809) during the published window. There are no paper-based large print test booklets for high school.
 
Pre-ID
Districts testing students using the braille high school tests must ensure that braille testers are pre-identified in TIDE in advance of the test window and have the appropriate test mode field(s) set to “P” for paper.
 
Data Entry Interface
Test administrators will record and submit student responses for high school braille tests into the Data Entry Interface (DEI). Test administrators may record student responses on provided optional recording worksheets. Test administrators are responsible for transferring and submitting student responses into the Data Entry Interface by the published deadline. Recording worksheets will not be scanned and scored. Failure to submit student responses into the Data Entry Interface will result in no scores being reported.
 
Test administrators entering scores for braille testers need access to a device with a supported internet browser installed so that the test administrator may log into the Data Entry Interface. The Data Entry Interface does not
require the installation of the Secure Browser or AIRSecureTest App. See the Online System Requirements document on the portal for a list of supported web browsers.
 
User Accounts
Test coordinators are responsible for ensuring that all personnel who need access to the Data Entry Interface (DEI) have a user account, and will use the Manage Users task in TIDE for online administrations to do so. Every person who will administer a high school braille test must have a Test Administrator (TA) or Teacher role (TE) to access the Data Entry Interface. Instructions for troubleshooting login issues can be found in the TIDE FAQ document.