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This portal is your source for information about Ohio’s State Tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

Recent Announcements

  • New Statewide Downloadable Data File Layout

    A new statewide layout for downloadable data files for the 2016-2017 school year is now available on the Reporting Resources page of the portal.

    All changes to the layout from the prior year are indicated in red font. Please distribute this layout to all EMIS coordinators, data managers and information technology centers.

    This layout will support the reporting of the following administrations:

    • OELPA Spring 2016 and Spring 2017
    • Ohio’s State Tests Fall 2016, Spring 2017 and Summer 2017
    • Alternate Assessment (AASCD) Spring 2017
    Added August 15, 2016
  • TIDE Unavailable for Maintenance

    TIDE will be unavailable from August 17 – August 28 for system maintenance.

    Added August 15, 2016
  • Secure Browsers for 2016-2017 Now Available

    The AIR Secure Browsers and AIR SecureTest Apps for the 2016-2017 school year are now available for download. Schools administering Ohio’s State Tests in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies or the Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment online must download and install the AIR Secure Browser on the desktops and laptops that the students will use for testing.

    If students will test online using Chromebooks or tablets, districts and schools must download and install the AIR SecureTest App on these devices. The secure browser and app allow students to access the test and prevent students from accessing other computer applications while they are taking an online test.

     

    Downloading the Secure Browser or App

    The secure browsers and apps are available from the Secure Browsers page of the Portal. Be sure to install the correct version of the secure browser or app for each device’s operating system. Detailed installation instructions are available in the Secure Browsers Installation Manual. Additional information about preparing your network and devices for online testing is available in the Technical Specifications Manual.

    Please note the following:

    • Schools that used the AIR SecureTest App for Chromebooks, iPads or Android devices during the spring 2016 test window do not need to download a new version for the 2016-17 school year. The same versions may be used for the 2016-17 school year.
    • Apple is expected to release the Mac 10.12 operating system for desktops and the iOS 10 operating system for iPads in fall 2016. Although AIR cannot guarantee support for this system in 2016-17, AIR will work to support both within 90 days of official release. Please note that new Secure Browsers may be required.

     

    System Requirements

    Lastly, please be sure to review the latest Online System Requirements and Long Term Support Plan for more information about supported operating systems, devices and browsers for Ohio’s online applications.

    Added August 10, 2016
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Welcome!

This portal is your source for information about Ohio’s State Tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.