This portal is your source for information about Ohio’s State Tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.
Apple released iOS 10 for iPads earlier this fall, and AIR has been testing this new version. AIR and Apple are now prepared to support this new version for secure online testing. Apple and AIR have worked together to develop an update to the Secure Test App for iOS which works with iOS 10 and also simplifies securing iPads for testing.
By the end of October version 3.4 of the Secure Test App for iOS will be available in the Apple store. This new version must be installed on iPads using iOS 10 to access the secure student testing site. Devices on iOS 9 and 8 do not require the use of the new Secure Test App version. With the addition of iOS 10 as a supported version, iOS 7 will no longer be supported. It is AIR’s policy to support the three most recent version of iOS.
Additionally, the new Secure Test App version has a built-in Automatic Assessment Configuration. With this new feature, you are no longer required to set up a Mobile Device Manager (MDM) profile to secure the device for testing. Any iPad with iOS 9.3.2 or later can take advantage of this feature. Please review the documentation on the technology resources page of the portal for complete information on these changes.
Finally, Apple has also released Mac OS 10.12 for desktops and laptops. AIR is testing this new version, and we hope to support it soon. Note that a new Secure Browser version may be required to enable support.
If you have questions about this information, please contact the Ohio Help Desk at (877) 231-7809 or email@example.com.
In addition to the ELA Writing Pilot Fact Sheet, the Writing Pilot Online Testing Checklist has also been posted to the portal resources. These resources can be located on the portal under the resources page for Administration Manuals & Guidance Documents.
Test administrators must use the Writing Pilot Online Testing Checklist when administering the English Language Arts Writing Pilot Tests to students. It includes step-by-step directions, the oral script that test administrators must follow (information to be read aloud to students is printed in bold letters), descriptions of test settings and accommodation codes, and troubleshooting tips. This checklist provides key information that test administrators need on test day.
As a reminder, the test window for the voluntary English language arts (ELA) writing pilot is October 10-21.
If you have any additional questions about this event, please contact the Ohio Help Desk at 1-877-231-7809.
The paper ordering and Pre-ID windows for the fall 2016 high school end-of-course tests opens today, Monday, Sept. 12th. Districts with students taking a fall 2016 high school end-of-course test on paper must submit their on-time orders in TIDE Sept. 12-16 .
District test coordinators will place orders under the “Paper Orders High School Fall 2016” administration in TIDE. Districts can place orders for paper test materials at the school-level only during the on-time order window. Do not order materials in excess of actual paper testing need. All orders are subject to department approval.
Districts whose students are using paper tests and who wish to receive Pre-ID labels must submit their Pre-ID data in TIDE by Sept. 16 under the “Ohio’s State Tests 2016-2017” administration. Remember to use the Student Pre-ID File Layout for the 2016-2017 school year. Test coordinators are advised to review the Guidance Document for 2016-2017 Pre-ID Files. Please note that Pre-ID labels are only shipped for entities that also place on-time orders.
Find additional guidance for testing on paper in the Supplemental Instructions for Paper Testing manual.