This portal is your source for information about Ohio’s State Tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.
This is a reminder that the math, science and social studies paper test window closes Friday, May 6. The Spring 2016 math, science and social studies online test window closes Friday, May 13.
Districts that are testing on paper must return their scorable materials to Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) immediately upon completion of testing and no later than Monday, May 9. Districts must return all nonscorable materials to DRC by Monday, May 16.
Please refer to Section 9.5 of the Test Coordinator’s Manual for instructions on returning materials to DRC. If you need assistance with returning your materials, call the Ohio Help Desk at (877) 231-7809.
All Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA) testing must be concluded (online and paper) by Friday, April 22 at 11:59 p.m. All scores for students using paper tests must be submitted into the Data Entry Interface (DEI) by Friday, April 22 at 11:59 p.m. There will be no extensions for any reason.
You can track testing progress and completion rates in the Online Reporting System. If your district has pre-identified students who are not eligible for the OELPA, the test completion rate reports will not be accurate. Log into TIDE and ensure that only students taking the OELPA have their ELPA mode set to “Paper” for the “ELPA Mode” field for paper testers. This will ensure accuracy in your test completion rates for the DEI. The test completion rates report is updated nightly.
If you have any questions, please consult the resources located on the OELPA Portal Page or call the Help Desk at 1-877-231-7809.
Today is the beginning of the statewide testing window for spring administration of Ohio’s State Tests. As your district prepares to administer state tests on its selected dates, test coordinators and test administrators will benefit from reviewing an important email message that American Institutes for Research is sending them today. The department is reprinting the message below.
Dates for Spring Testing – The spring test windows are listed on the Important Dates page of the portal. Districts must select defined test windows per the instructions provided in Section 2 of the Test Coordinator’s Manual. Districts must complete testing within the district’s selected test windows, including make-up testing. There will be no extensions of the published test windows.
Essential Manuals – Please be sure to review the Test Coordinator’s Manual and/or Directions for Administration Manual to familiarize yourself with policies and procedures you will need to know to fulfill your role. The District Test Coordinator Checklist provides district test coordinators with important test administration reminders and testing support contact information. The Test Administrator Checklist provides test administrators with important test-day reminders for schools administering tests online or on paper.
Additional reminders and guidance can be found here.