This portal is your source for information about Ohio’s State Tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.
AIR is now able to support Mac OS 10.12 (Sierra) for secure student testing. Districts and schools may update their Mac devices to this operating system. Users will be able to access the practice test site and student testing site from this platform.
Note that Siri has been added to the list of forbidden apps. As with any other forbidden app, if you attempt to open the secure browser while Siri is running, you will be prompted to close Siri before continuing.
AIR has identified an issue with paginated stimuli on Chromebooks running version 55 or 56 which prevents passages from displaying properly. As a safeguard, the paginated stimuli feature will not be active if the tool is turned on when using Chrome OS 55 or 56. Google is working on a fix for this bug targeted to be included in version 57. Chromebooks on version 54 or earlier are not affected.
Districts have several options available.
Version 57 should be released by Google in March and once AIR confirms that this issue is fixed, we will notify districts that they may upgrade to 57.
Note this issue also affects the Practice Test Site when accessed with Chrome Browser versions 55 and 56. If you turn on paginated stimuli in the Practice Test Site while using Chrome Browser 55 or 56, the passages will not be paginated.
The Spring 2017 Test Administration Manual and Supplemental Instructions for Paper Testing are now available on the Administration Manuals and Guidance Documents resources page. Please download and review these manuals carefully.
Test coordinators and test administrators must review the Test Administration Manual (TAM) prior to the spring 2017 administration. The TAM information is applicable for all spring 2017 Ohio’s State Tests and is applicable to online and paper testers.
Districts with students testing on paper must also download and review the Supplemental Instructions for Paper Testing. The supplemental instructions cover policies and procedures specific to paper testing.
Test administrators who are administering online tests will also need to download a copy of the Online Testing Highlights and Script (TAM Appendix L). The Online Testing Highlights and Script includes step-by-step directions and the oral script for test administrators to reference on test day.