Ohio’s State Tests – English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
Practice Tests for 2018-2019
Additional items have been added to the practice tests that are now live on the portal. There also are newly released items from spring 2018 tests.
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.
High School End-of-Course Test Administration
District student results data files for the summer 2018 will be posted in the Online Reporting System Sept. 10
Family Reports, and score report labels for those districts that made the request in TIDE by July 27 will be delivered Sept. 27
Rescores and Verifications
Districts will have an opportunity to submit rescore and verification requests until Oct. 25
. Review the guidance document for instructions.
Districts 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 each rescore request unless the rescore results in a score change.
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.
The Pre-ID window is open until Jan. 11
in TIDE under the Ohio’s State Tests 2018-2019 Administration
Districts must Pre-ID their students who are participating in the fall 2018 administration. Remember to use the Student Pre-ID File Layout for the 2018-2019 school year.
Districts must ensure all participating students who are testing have the appropriate subject mode field set to “O” for online or “P” for paper. All students, regardless of test mode, must be pre-identified no later than Jan. 11.
Districts whose students are using paper tests and who wish to receive pre-printed Pre-ID labels must submit their Pre-ID data in TIDE by Sept. 17
under the Ohio’s State Tests 2018-2019 Administration task.
On-time Order Window
Districts with students testing on paper for high school tests may submit their on-time orders for all subjects in TIDE Sept. 11-17
. 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.
Paper Materials Pick-up Window
Districts will enter pick-up date(s) for their scorable materials for the fall 2018 test administration under the Supplemental Information task during the Sept. 11-17 TIDE
This date must be no later than one business day after the conclusion of the district’s 15-day testing window.
Score Report Labels
Districts that wish to receive a set of high school fall 2018 Ohio’s State Tests score report labels must access the Score Report Label Requests task in the Ohio’s State Tests 2018-2019 Administration
in TIDE, select “Yes” and click save by Jan. 11.
All districts automatically receive printed Family Reports. If your district does not want to receive score report labels, no action is required.
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.