K-8 District Test
Coordinator
Bulletin

K-8 District Test
Coordinator
Bulletin

OST, OELPS, OELPA, AASCD, Diagnostics and KRA

11/30/2018

Rules Book 

The 2018 Rules Book was posted in October. Please review the book for the most current information on all state tests including the OST, the OELPS, the OELPA, the AASCD, the Diagnostics, the OGT and the KRA. The master version will not be changed but any changes made through the year will be posted on the Rules Book page under the heading Changes.
 

Inbox Portal Card 

A new system card has been added to the users pages for teachers/test administrators and test coordinators. Clicking on the Inbox card will take you directly to your Ohio Assessment Systems Inbox, without the need to access TIDE or ORS first. This card provides a quick way to access files generated in TIDE or the Online Reporting System (ORS), such as student exports or results data files. Access the Inbox using the same login credentials you use to access all other secure testing systems.
 

Scheduled System Maintenance 

AIR will be conducting periodic maintenance of the testing systems to ensure system stability and reliability throughout the school year. These maintenance periods will occur approximately once a month on Saturday and can last up to 24 hours. During a maintenance period, some or all systems may be inaccessible, including:
  • TIDE;
  • Student Testing Site and Practice Test Site;
  • TA Interface and TA Practice Site;
  • Online Reporting System;
  • Teacher Hand Scoring System;
  • Data Entry Interface;
  • TA Certification Course;
  • Assessment Systems Inbox.
 
The next maintenance is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15, beginning at 9 a.m. Please watch the portal for announcements regarding upcoming scheduled maintenance dates.
 

Requesting Exceptions to Online Testing 

Recently, Senate Bill 216 was signed into law. The bill authorizes districts to request either paper or online state tests for grade 3 English language arts and mathematics starting in the 2019-2020 school year. More information about this legislation and requirements for the 2019-2020 school year will be forthcoming.