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.
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.
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.