9-12 District
Test Coordinator
Bulletin

9-12 District
Test Coordinator
Bulletin

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

5/8/2019

Spring 2019 

NEW! Mathematics, Science and Social Studies Tests Window 

Districts will schedule their 15-consecutive-school-day mathematics, science and social studies tests administration April 1-May 10. Makeup testing must be completed within the district’s 15-consecutive-school-day test window. The Important Dates page on the portal includes a summary of key dates.
 
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 and “P” for paper. Refer to the Guidance Document for 2018-2019 Ohio Pre-ID Files on the portal for more information.
 

NEW! Returning Paper Test Materials 

Return scorable test materials immediately after testing and no later than one business day after each of the district’s test windows end. Return nonscorable materials within one week of returning scorable documents. Districts that did not submit pickup dates for scorable materials in the Supplemental Information task in TIDE by the Feb.4 deadline are responsible for scheduling their own pickups according to the instructions in section 4 of the Supplemental Instructions for Paper Testing.
 

NEW! 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. 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.
 

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 and “P” for paper. All students, regardless of test mode, must be preidentified by May 10 for mathematics, science and social studies tests. Refer to the Guidance Document for 2018-2019 Ohio Pre-ID Files on the portal for more information.
 

Test Window 

The spring 2019 mathematics science and social studies test window will close on May 10. Makeup testing must be completed within the district’s 15-consecutive-school-day test window. The Important Dates page on the portal includes a summary of key dates.
 

Summer 2019 High School End-of-Course Administration

NEW! Summer 2019 Test Administration Manual 

The summer Test Administration Manual will be available for download from the Administration Manuals and Guidance Documents page of the portal on May 14. 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. Summer testing is optional, and the administration window is July 15-26.