This portal is your source for information about Ohio’s State Tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.
In the fall of 2016, Apple identified an issue regarding certain features on iPads running iOS 10 with external keyboards. The work around for this issue required manually disabling those features.
Apple has fixed this issue with the release of iOS version 10.2 and AIR has verified this fix. It is not necessary to manually disable spell-checker, auto-correct and predictive text on iPads running iOS 10.2.
Beginning on Feb. 1, iPads running iOS 10.0 and 10.1 will no longer be able to access the Student Testing Site. These devices must be updated to 10.2 to access the Student Testing Site.
Results for the fall 2016 grade 3 English language arts test will be available in the Online Reporting System Friday, December 30. Late batch results for districts that did not return their grade 3 English language arts paper scorable documents on time will be available mid-January.
Downloadable Data File Layout
At the request of districts, the Ohio Department of Education has modified the downloadable data file layout to include raw scores. The downloadable data file layout available on the portal includes new fields at the end for this data.
Discrepant Record Resolution
Districts may begin resolving discrepant records for fall 2016 grade 3 English language arts tests in TIDE beginning Friday, December 30. Unresolved records will not be reported. Review the Discrepancy Resolution Guidance document for instructions.
Rescores and Verifications
Districts may file rescores and verifications in TIDE for grade 3 English language arts tests beginning December 30 – February 13 . Review the Rescores and Verifications Guidance document for instructions.
ODE, AIR, and Google have become aware of an issue with text-to-speech (TTS) tracking on Chromebooks using version 53 and up. The TTS will read the text as expected, but the highlighting that tracks which word is being read does not appear. Google is actively working on a solution to this issue. At this time we do not have an expected date for this fix.
Districts can continue to use TTS on Chromebooks without the tracking feature. If district personnel feel that loss of this feature puts a student at a disadvantage, they may switch a human read aloud for that student.
We will provide additional information on the fix for this feature once that is available.
Apple has notified AIR and ODE of an issue with iPads running iOS version 10.x and using external keyboards. The following features are not getting blocked via MDM, ASAM or Automatic Assessment mode.
All of these features must be turned off in the general settings of an iOS device. Directions for disabling these features are found on page 24 of the Technical Specifications Manual. Apple is working on fixing the issue in an upcoming dot release of iOS 10.