K-8 District Test
Coordinator
Bulletin

K-8 District Test
Coordinator
Bulletin

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

6/4/2018

Spring 2018 

Student Results 

District student results data files for spring 2018 for those students who tested online will be posted in the Online Reporting System on June 4.  Data files for students whose scorable documents were returned to DRC according to the instructions in the manual will be posted June 15 for grade 3 English language arts and June 26 for all other subjects. Records that require discrepancy resolution will be reported after the records are resolved in TIDE.
 
Family reports and score report labels for those districts that requested labels in TIDE by May 11 will be delivered by July 25.
 

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 2017-2018” administration of TIDE and check the Discrepancy Resolution Task to resolve any records that require resolution. Review the guidance document for instructions. Districts must resolve all discrepant records. Unresolved records will not be reported.
 

Summer 2018 

Grade 3 English Language Arts Administration 

Test Administration
 
Summer testing is optional. Students, schools and districts may elect to participate or not participate. The summer 2018 administration is an online test administration. Grade 3 English language arts paper tests are only available for specific situations. Refer to the Requesting Exceptions to Online Testing article in the OST, OELPA and AASCD section in this bulletin.
 
Pre-ID
 
Districts testing online must ensure all grade 3 participating students are pre-identified in TIDE in advance of the test window and have the English language arts grades 3-8 test mode field set to “O” for online or “P” for paper. Refer to the Guidance Document for 2017-2018 Ohio Pre-ID Files for more information.
 
Secure Browser for Summer Testing
 
The secure browser used for spring 2018 online testing should continue to be used for summer testing. Refer to the secure browsers page and technology coordinators page for more information.