K-8 District Test
Coordinator
Bulletin

K-8 District Test
Coordinator
Bulletin

NEW! OST, OELPS, OELPA, AASCD, Diagnostics and KRA

6/6/2019

NEW! Translator Reimbursement for Ohio’s State Tests  

There has been a change in the Translation Reimbursement Policy. The translation reimbursement amount has increased. It is now $90 per translated test administration for each part of the test for OST and AASCD and $180 per translated test administration for OGT. Please refer to the Translation Reimbursement Guidance Document for additional information on the policy.
Please have your reimbursement application for the 2018-2019 school year submitted by June 30, 2019.  The reimbursement application is new. You can find it with the guidance document on the Documents and Forms page of our website. If you have any questions or challenges, please contact Noël Nethers at noel.nethers@education.ohio.gov or 614-728-2759. 
 

NEW! Scheduled System Maintenance 

AIR will be conducting periodic maintenance of the testing systems to ensure system stability and reliability throughout the school year. These maintenance periods will occur approximately once a month on Saturday and can last up to 24 hours. During a maintenance period, some or all systems may be inaccessible, including:
  • TIDE;
  • Student Testing Site and Practice Test Site;
  • TA Interface and TA Practice Site;
  • Online Reporting System;
  • Teacher Hand Scoring System;
  • Data Entry Interface;
  • TA Certification Course;
  • Assessment Systems Inbox.
 
The next two maintenances dates are scheduled for Saturday, June 15 and Saturday, July 13 beginning at 9 a.m. Please watch the portal for announcements regarding upcoming scheduled maintenance dates.
 

Technology Preparation for 2019-2020 School Year

The Technology Preparation for 2019-2020 document is available on the portal. This document provides advanced notice about how system requirements, supported operating systems and supported browsers will change for the 2019-2020 school year. It should assist districts with planning their technology for the next school year.
 

District Test Coordinators Quick Guide 

The new District Test Coordinators Quick Guide now is posted to the Ohio Department of Education Testing Webpage under Resources. This guide provides links, acronyms, definitions, contact information and resources that will assist district test coordinators.