OGT Newsletter

OGT Newsletter

Using Generic Labels for the Spring 2013 OGT Administration

3/13/2013

If a district elects to use generic labels, DTCs have the option of using the TIDE record-change system to associate student demographic information with the generic labels or hand-gridding the demographic information. DTCs must inform their BTCs if they will be using the TIDE record-change system and which gridding instructions to use.

  • If generic labels are used in conjunction with the TIDE record-change system, students must be instructed to grid the STUDENT LAST NAME and STUDENT FIRST NAME fields (Box H) on the demographic page of their answer documents (page 2). No other fields on the demographic page need to be gridded, but ALL demographic data must be entered in the TIDE record-change system. Students will be reported to the district and school listed on the generic label.
  • If generic labels are applied and the TIDE record-change system will NOT be used, students must grid all required fields except the DISTRICT IRN and SCHOOL IRN fields (Boxes P and Q). Students will be reported to the district and school listed on the generic label.
Generic labels are not available for joint vocational school districts (JVSDs). Please see the District Test Coordinator's Manual and the Directions for Administration Manual for more information on the use of Pre-ID and generic labels and completing the demographic pages of the answer document.