9-12 District
Test Coordinator
Bulletin

9-12 District
Test Coordinator
Bulletin

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

6/6/2019

Spring 2019  

NEW! Rescore and Verification Window 

Districts will have an opportunity to submit rescore and verification requests in TIDE from June 3 until July 25. Review the Rescores and Verifications Guidance document for instructions.
 
A district can submit rescore requests in TIDE if it believes a 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.
 
A district can submit verification requests if the following applies:
(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 (this verification type only applies to students who took paper tests).
 

NEW! 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 2018-2019” administration of TIDE and check the Discrepancy Resolution Task to resolve any records that require resolution. Review the Discrepancy Resolution Guide for instructions. Districts must resolve all discrepant records. Unresolved records will not be reported.
 

Spring 2019 Score Reporting 

District results for students who took the spring 2019 Ohio’s State Tests online will be posted in the Online Reporting System (ORS) on June 3. Students whose answer documents were returned to DRC according to the instructions in the manual will be posted June 24. Scores for students who tested using a breach form will be posted by July 8. Records that require discrepancy resolution will be reported after the records are resolved in TIDE.
 

Summer 2019 High School End-of-Course Administration 

NEW! Test Administration 

Summer testing is optional, and the administration window is July 15-26. Students, schools and districts may elect to participate or not participate. The summer 2019 administration is an online test administration with all subjects available.
 
The summer Test Administration Manual is available for download on the Administration Manuals and Guidance Documents page of the portal. The manual must be reviewed by test coordinators and test administrators prior to the summer 2019 administration. The manual includes key information regarding scheduling, test security, staff responsibilities and other important policies and procedures.
 

NEW! Pre-ID Window 

Districts must ensure all participating students are preidentified 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 2018-2019 Ohio Pre-ID files for more information.
 

NEW! Secure Browser for Summer Testing 

The secure browser used for spring 2019 online testing should continue to be used for summer testing. Refer to the technology resources page for more information.
 

NEW! Score Report Labels 

Districts that wish to receive a set of high school summer 2019 test score report labels must access the Score Report Label Requests task in the Ohio State Tests 2018-2019 administration in TIDE, select “Yes” and click save by July 26. All districts automatically receive printed Family Reports. If your district does not want to receive score report labels, no action is required.