OGT Newsletter

OGT Newsletter

Spring 2013 OGT Rescores and Verifications

5/1/2013

TIDE (www.ohtide.org) will accept Spring 2013 OGT rescore and verification requests May 13 – June 21. Requests for rescores will be subject to ODE approval. There will be a $25 charge for processing each rescore unless it results in a score change and for each verification request. To enter a rescore/verification request in TIDE, click [Create Appeals] on the TIDE home page. Purchase orders for OGT rescores and verifications should be payable to DRC and faxed to 1-866-377-1249 or mailed to Ohio Customer Service, Data Recognition Corporation, 13490 Bass Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN 55311. The PO number is required for each rescore or verification request. The DTC will be notified via email when the results are available. Note that results will not be posted until the district’s PO is received. The DTC can access the results through TIDE by clicking [Appeals]. Printed results will not be sent to the district.
The Ohio Online Assessment Reporting System (OOARS) will be updated at the end of the rescore/verification window if there is a change in a student’s OGT score after a rescore. However, no information in OOARS will be updated based on a verification request, and new score reports will not be issued after verifications. OOARS and the state EMIS system are NOT linked. Districts are responsible for reporting their results to the statewide EMIS system. Therefore, if a district knows that a student’s name is misspelled or that a student mistakenly answered some questions in a subject the student had already passed, the district can simply correct this information before it is reported to EMIS. With the policy of charging $25 for each verification request, districts should keep in mind that there is no reason to submit a verification request if the district already knows what the response will be.