9-12 District
Test Coordinator
Bulletin

9-12 District
Test Coordinator
Bulletin

2020 Fall High School End-of-Course Tests

11/12/2020

New! Fall 2020 End-of-Course Tests

The fall end-of-course test window is scheduled for 15 consecutive school days, including makeups, between Nov. 30, 2020, and Jan. 8, 2021. The mathematics, English language arts and biology tests are administered to meet federal law. The administration of end-of-course tests in American History and American Government is required by state law. At this point, state law still includes end-of-course tests to meet graduation requirements.
 

New! Materials and Additional Order Window

Districts that placed orders in the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) by Sept. 14 will have materials delivered on Nov. 23. TIDE will be open for additional orders Nov. 23Jan. 6. All orders are subject to Department approval. District test coordinators will place orders under the “Paper Orders High School EOC Fall 2020” Administration task in TIDE. Please provide a reason for the paper request in the comments field. To access the Orders task, district test coordinators must first confirm their contact information and shipping addresses under the Verify Contact Information task. District test coordinators who wish to update their shipping addresses must contact the Ohio Help Desk at 1-877-231-7809 to request a change. 
 

Manuals

The fall 2020 Ohio’s State Tests Test Administration Manual (TAM) is available for download from the Administration Manuals and Guidance Documents page of the test portal. The Test Administration Manual must be reviewed by test coordinators and test administrators prior to the fall 2020 test administration. The Test Administration Manual includes key information regarding scheduling, test security, student Pre-ID and test eligibility, staff responsibilities, test status requests and other important policies and procedures. This information is applicable to all fall 2020 test administrations, including students testing online and on paper.
The Supplemental Instructions for Paper Testing manual is also available for download from the test portal.
 

Score Report Labels

The window for districts to request a set of high school end-of-course fall 2020 Ohio’s State Tests score report labels is open and will close on Jan. 8. To request labels, the district test coordinator must access the Score Report Label Requests task in the Ohio State Tests 2020-2021 administration in TIDE, select “Yes” and click [SAVE]. All districts automatically receive printed Family Reports.