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Ohio Assessment Conference



The Ohio Department of Education, Office of Assessment invites you to attend the virtual Ohio Assessment Conference

 September 22-23, 2021.

This conference is designed primarily for district test coordinators and other district administrators but all are welcome to attend, and this email may be shared with your designees. The conference will be held in a two half-day format beginning at 8:30 a.m. each day and will cover a variety of topics and updates related to Ohio’s Assessment System.

The conference will be accessed using Microsoft Live Event and each day has its own link as shown below. To see the detailed agenda for both days, please click this link.
  • If you have previously registered for the Assessment Conference, there is no need to reregister, and you will receive an email from Ohio Meetings advising of the new meeting links.
  • For assistance with the conference links, please contact or 1-877-231-7809, option 5.
The conference sessions will be recorded and available at a later date.

DAY ONE Conference Link: September 22 Conference Agenda
8:30-8:45 Welcome and Introduction
8:45-9:15 Legislative Update - Information about recent and pending Ohio legislation that impacts schools and districts.
9:15-9:45 2021 Assessment Overview and Updates - Overview of the Ohio Assessment System, present highlights for school year 2021-2022 and provide a refresher on test security requirements.
10:00-10:55 Grades K-8 Assessment Overview and Updates
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment-Revised: Mid-Administration Window Updates and Reminders - Provides just-in-time updates and reminders for a successful implementation of this year’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment-Revised, due by November 1, 2021.
Grades 3-8 Tests and Third Grade Reading Guarantee - Information, including legislative updates, and resources about the grades 3-8 tests and the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.
11:00-11:55 Grades 9-12 Assessment Overview and Graduation Requirements Updates - Information, including legislative updates, and resources about high school end-of-course tests and graduation requirements.
12:00-1:00 New District Test Coordinator Orientation - Orientation to assist new test coordinators to the Ohio Assessment System. Experienced test coordinators are also welcome to attend.

DAY TWO Conference Link: September 23 Conference Agenda
8:30-8:45 Welcome
8:35-9:55 Restart Readiness Assessments and Psychometrics - Information and resources pertaining to the Restart Readiness Assessments.
10:00-10:55 Introduction to the Centralized Reporting System and New Features in the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) - Introduce test coordinators to the new Centralized Reporting System and present updates to TIDE.
11:00-11:55 Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment - Information and resources about Ohio’s English language proficiency assessments.
12:00-12:45 Alternate Assessment for Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities - Information about the Alternate Assessment for Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities.
12:45-1:00 Wrap-Up
For questions about the conference, please contact the Office of Assessment at or the Ohio Help Desk at Tel 1.877.231.7809 or