This portal is your source for information about Ohio’s State Tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.
The department has updated its Student Pre-Identification (Pre-ID) File layout for the 2016-2017 school year. The layout collects student information for Ohio’s State Tests, the Alternate Assessment and the Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA). Districts will continue to use the old Pre-ID layout for the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT).
IMPORTANT: Districts participating in the summer 2016 administration for grade 3 English language arts and high school end-of-course tests will continue to use the 2015-2016 Pre-ID file layout. The new layout will not go into effect until the Fall 2016 administration. Additional resources and guidance documents will be published in the coming months.
It is important for districts to start preparing for changes in the way they will submit Pre-ID information to TIDE. Please download a copy of the new 2016-2017 Pre-ID layout for Ohio Statewide Assessments. The layout builds upon the 2015-2016 layout; changes to the layout are indicated in red font. Please share and work with your ITC and/or your district data service people as soon as possible in the preparation of the Pre-ID files.
2016 was the last year a paper option was required to be made available. The following procedure has been developed to facilitate districts requesting exceptions to online testing to be administered in Spring 2017. For more information click here.
Please review this important announcement and guidance for the 2016-2017 school year. Please feel free to contact the Lau Resource Center or the Office of Curriculum and Assessment if you need further clarification.