9-12 District
Test Coordinator
Bulletin

9-12 District
Test Coordinator
Bulletin

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

11/14/2018

Practice Tests for 2018-2019 

The Practice Test Site was updated for the 2018-2019 school year. These updates include additional items, such as newly released items from the spring 2018 and fall 2017 administrations. Users also will notice an updated look and feel to the login pages, which mirror changes made to the login pages of the student testing site to improve the student experience when logging in. Additionally, when a user selects certain student settings on the Choose Settings login page that affect visual aspects of the site (e.g., Color Choice), the screen will update in real-time with those settings. This should make it easier to select student settings.
 
Special version practice materials are available. Districts may access large-print practice tests for all grades and subjects on the Student Practice Resources page of the portal. Braille practice tests are available for students who are blind and read braille. Districts may request braille practice test materials for all grades and subjects by contacting the Assistive Technology and Accessible Educational Materials Center.
 

Fall 2018 

High School End-of-Course Test Administration 

Districts will schedule their 15-consecutive-school-day test administrations Dec. 3-Jan. 11. Make-up testing must be completed within the district’s 15-consecutive-school-day window. The Important Dates page on the portal includes a summary of key dates.
 

Manuals

 
The manuals for the fall 2018 Ohio’s State Tests administration are available for download from the administration manuals and guidance documents page of the portal. The Test Administration Manual (TAM) must be reviewed by test coordinators and test administrators prior to the fall 2018 administration. The TAM includes key information regarding scheduling, test security, student Pre-ID and test eligibility, staff responsibilities, test status requests and other important policies and procedures. This information is applicable to all fall 2018 test administrations, including students testing online and on paper.
 
The TAM also includes a series of appendices that can be downloaded as part of the TAM or separately. The appendices cover important policies and procedures regarding oral translations, human read-aloud administrations, calculator policies and breach administrations. The appendices also include documents such as the Test Incident Guidance Document and Special Testing Scenarios Guidance Document. Lastly, the appendices include a series of checklists, including the District Test Coordinator Checklist, Test Administrator Checklist and the Online Testing Highlights and Script.
 
Districts with students testing on paper also must download and review the Supplemental Instructions for Paper Testing. The supplemental instructions cover policies and procedures specific to paper testing, such as important dates, distributing paper test materials, test-day procedures, oral scripts, returning test materials and more.
 

Materials 

Districts that placed orders in TIDE by Sept. 17 will have their materials delivered Nov. 26. TIDE will be open for additional orders Nov. 26-Jan. 9. All orders are subject to Department approval. District test coordinators will place orders under the “Paper Orders High School EOC Fall 2018” administration task in TIDE. To access the Orders task, district test coordinators must first confirm their contact information and shipping address under the Contact Info task. District test coordinators who wish to update their shipping addresses must contact the Ohio Help Desk at 1-877-231-7809 to request a change.