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  • Spring 2017 AASCD Important Reminders

    All AASCD testing must be concluded and all scores must be submitted into the Data Entry Interface (DEI) by Friday, April 14 at 11:59PM. There will be no extensions for any reason. If you have any questions, please consult the resources located on the Alternate Assessment Portal or call the Help Desk at ohhelpdesk@air.org or 1-877-231-7809.

    As the test window is coming to a close, please submit feedback on your experience with the Spring 2017 AASCD. Please click on the link to complete the Alternate Assessment Survey. Your feedback is valuable and will be used to inform future policies and procedures for the AASCD.

    Added March 27, 2017
  • Spring 2017 AASCD Test Window

    The Spring 2017 AASCD test window is now open, February 21 – April 14. All student scores must be entered into the DEI by 11:59pm, April 14. Failure to submit scores in the DEI will result in no scores being reported. As a reminder, personnel entering student scores into the DEI must be assigned the appropriate user account (TE, TA, or SR).

    Monitoring Test Progress

    The Plan and Manage Testing, Test Completion Rates and Test Status Code Reports tasks have moved from the Test Management Center in the Online Reporting System (ORS) to the Monitoring Test Progress task in the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE). Test coordinators should use these reports to track the completion rates of students taking the AASCD.

    Score Reports

    The ORS is now accessible.  Student scores for all AASCD tests will be reported in real-time upon test submission in the Score Reports and Retrieve Student Results tasks in ORS.

    Added February 21, 2017
  • Test Material Delivery and Additional Orders

    Test materials arrived yesterday in districts. Please check your materials, per the instructions provided in the Test Coordinator’s Manual. If you are missing boxes, call the Help Desk at ohhelpdesk@air.org or 1-877-231-7809. Kits should be distributed to test administrators in advance of the test window opening on February 21.

    Additional orders can be placed in TIDE through April 12 at the district level only, and are subject to ODE approval. DTCs may Pre-ID new students and update Pre-ID data through April 14. Please see the Additional Order and Pre-ID Window Guidance Document for more information.

    Added February 7, 2017
  • Second Rater Assignments Posted in TIDE

    Second rater assignments for districts have been posted in TIDE. If your district did not receive second rater assignments or if you need a replacement, please contact the Ohio Helpdesk at ohhelpdesk@air.org or 1.877.231.7809.

    Added January 30, 2017
  • Spring 2017 Online Refresher Training Posted

    An Online Refresher Training PowerPoint is now available for download on the Alternate Assessment Portal. This narrated presentation contains an overview of information regarding design of the assessment, changes for the spring 2017 administration, administering the assessment, starting points, entering student scores, and more. This is an optional resource for all test administrators for the AASCD. To download this resource, search for “Online Refresher Training” in the Test Administration Resources section of the portal.

    Added December 1, 2016
  • Spring 2017 AASCD Manuals Available

    The spring 2017 AASCD manuals are now available on the Alternate Assessment Portal. The AASCD Directions for Administration Manual outlines how teachers/test administrators should prepare for and administer the AASCD. All teachers, test administrators and second raters should review the manual in advance of the test window. The AASCD Test Coordinator’s Manual outlines the responsibilities and procedures that district and building test coordinators are to follow for the AASCD.

    Added November 15, 2016
  • TIDE Open for 2016-2017 School Year

    The Test Information Distribution Engine, or TIDE, opens for the 2016-2017 school year today. When logging into the site, users will immediately recognize a new design. The new intuitive interface is designed to improve navigation and provide additional tools for users to perform administrative tasks.

    Resources

    Several resources are available on the TIDE Resources page of the Ohio Alternate Assessment portal to help users navigate the new interface and complete tasks for the 2016-2017 school year. These include:

    • TIDE User Guide
    • TIDE Tasks Summary for Test Coordinators
    • TIDE Tutorial: 2016-2017 Preparing for Testing
    • Pre-ID File Layout for 2016-2017
    • Pre-ID Guidance Document
    • Pre-ID Upload Templates
    • TIDE User Management Guidance Document
    • User Role Matrix

    User Accounts and Resetting Passwords

    All user accounts that had access to Ohio’s online systems in 2015-2016 will continue to have access for the 2016-2017 school year. Test coordinators are responsible for removing any accounts for users who no longer should have access to the testing systems. Test coordinators are encouraged to review the TIDE User Management Guidance document for information regarding user roles, managing user accounts and resetting passwords.

    All users will be required to reset their passwords for the 2016-2017 school year. After TIDE opens on Aug. 29, all users will need to request a new password for the 2016-2017 school year. To request a new password, existing users will:

    1. Navigate to the TIDE login page.
    2. Select the “Request a new one” link on the login screen.
    3. Follow the steps to create a new password, which cannot be the same as the previous password.

    Test coordinators are responsible for passing this information onto their staff. Frequently asked questions regarding activating user accounts and passwords can be found in the TIDE FAQs.

    Added August 29, 2016
  • Pre-ID Layout for Ohio Statewide Assessments 2016-2017

    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.

    Added July 8, 2016

Students and Families

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Teachers/ Test Administrators

  • Spring 2017 AASCD Important Reminders

    All AASCD testing must be concluded and all scores must be submitted into the Data Entry Interface (DEI) by Friday, April 14 at 11:59PM. There will be no extensions for any reason. If you have any questions, please consult the resources located on the Alternate Assessment Portal or call the Help Desk at ohhelpdesk@air.org or 1-877-231-7809.

    As the test window is coming to a close, please submit feedback on your experience with the Spring 2017 AASCD. Please click on the link to complete the Alternate Assessment Survey. Your feedback is valuable and will be used to inform future policies and procedures for the AASCD.

    Added March 27, 2017
  • Spring 2017 AASCD Test Window

    The Spring 2017 AASCD test window is now open, February 21 – April 14. All student scores must be entered into the DEI by 11:59pm, April 14. Failure to submit scores in the DEI will result in no scores being reported. As a reminder, personnel entering student scores into the DEI must be assigned the appropriate user account (TE, TA, or SR).

    Monitoring Test Progress

    The Plan and Manage Testing, Test Completion Rates and Test Status Code Reports tasks have moved from the Test Management Center in the Online Reporting System (ORS) to the Monitoring Test Progress task in the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE). Test coordinators should use these reports to track the completion rates of students taking the AASCD.

    Score Reports

    The ORS is now accessible.  Student scores for all AASCD tests will be reported in real-time upon test submission in the Score Reports and Retrieve Student Results tasks in ORS.

    Added February 21, 2017
  • Spring 2017 Online Refresher Training Posted

    An Online Refresher Training PowerPoint is now available for download on the Alternate Assessment Portal. This narrated presentation contains an overview of information regarding design of the assessment, changes for the spring 2017 administration, administering the assessment, starting points, entering student scores, and more. This is an optional resource for all test administrators for the AASCD. To download this resource, search for “Online Refresher Training” in the Test Administration Resources section of the portal.

    Added December 1, 2016
  • TIDE Open for 2016-2017 School Year

    The Test Information Distribution Engine, or TIDE, opens for the 2016-2017 school year today. When logging into the site, users will immediately recognize a new design. The new intuitive interface is designed to improve navigation and provide additional tools for users to perform administrative tasks.

    Resources

    Several resources are available on the TIDE Resources page of the Ohio Alternate Assessment portal to help users navigate the new interface and complete tasks for the 2016-2017 school year. These include:

    • TIDE User Guide
    • TIDE Tasks Summary for Test Coordinators
    • TIDE Tutorial: 2016-2017 Preparing for Testing
    • Pre-ID File Layout for 2016-2017
    • Pre-ID Guidance Document
    • Pre-ID Upload Templates
    • TIDE User Management Guidance Document
    • User Role Matrix

    User Accounts and Resetting Passwords

    All user accounts that had access to Ohio’s online systems in 2015-2016 will continue to have access for the 2016-2017 school year. Test coordinators are responsible for removing any accounts for users who no longer should have access to the testing systems. Test coordinators are encouraged to review the TIDE User Management Guidance document for information regarding user roles, managing user accounts and resetting passwords.

    All users will be required to reset their passwords for the 2016-2017 school year. After TIDE opens on Aug. 29, all users will need to request a new password for the 2016-2017 school year. To request a new password, existing users will:

    1. Navigate to the TIDE login page.
    2. Select the “Request a new one” link on the login screen.
    3. Follow the steps to create a new password, which cannot be the same as the previous password.

    Test coordinators are responsible for passing this information onto their staff. Frequently asked questions regarding activating user accounts and passwords can be found in the TIDE FAQs.

    Added August 29, 2016

Test Coordinators

  • Spring 2017 AASCD Important Reminders

    All AASCD testing must be concluded and all scores must be submitted into the Data Entry Interface (DEI) by Friday, April 14 at 11:59PM. There will be no extensions for any reason. If you have any questions, please consult the resources located on the Alternate Assessment Portal or call the Help Desk at ohhelpdesk@air.org or 1-877-231-7809.

    As the test window is coming to a close, please submit feedback on your experience with the Spring 2017 AASCD. Please click on the link to complete the Alternate Assessment Survey. Your feedback is valuable and will be used to inform future policies and procedures for the AASCD.

    Added March 27, 2017
  • Spring 2017 AASCD Test Window

    The Spring 2017 AASCD test window is now open, February 21 – April 14. All student scores must be entered into the DEI by 11:59pm, April 14. Failure to submit scores in the DEI will result in no scores being reported. As a reminder, personnel entering student scores into the DEI must be assigned the appropriate user account (TE, TA, or SR).

    Monitoring Test Progress

    The Plan and Manage Testing, Test Completion Rates and Test Status Code Reports tasks have moved from the Test Management Center in the Online Reporting System (ORS) to the Monitoring Test Progress task in the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE). Test coordinators should use these reports to track the completion rates of students taking the AASCD.

    Score Reports

    The ORS is now accessible.  Student scores for all AASCD tests will be reported in real-time upon test submission in the Score Reports and Retrieve Student Results tasks in ORS.

    Added February 21, 2017
  • Test Material Delivery and Additional Orders

    Test materials arrived yesterday in districts. Please check your materials, per the instructions provided in the Test Coordinator’s Manual. If you are missing boxes, call the Help Desk at ohhelpdesk@air.org or 1-877-231-7809. Kits should be distributed to test administrators in advance of the test window opening on February 21.

    Additional orders can be placed in TIDE through April 12 at the district level only, and are subject to ODE approval. DTCs may Pre-ID new students and update Pre-ID data through April 14. Please see the Additional Order and Pre-ID Window Guidance Document for more information.

    Added February 7, 2017
  • Second Rater Assignments Posted in TIDE

    Second rater assignments for districts have been posted in TIDE. If your district did not receive second rater assignments or if you need a replacement, please contact the Ohio Helpdesk at ohhelpdesk@air.org or 1.877.231.7809.

    Added January 30, 2017
  • Spring 2017 Online Refresher Training Posted

    An Online Refresher Training PowerPoint is now available for download on the Alternate Assessment Portal. This narrated presentation contains an overview of information regarding design of the assessment, changes for the spring 2017 administration, administering the assessment, starting points, entering student scores, and more. This is an optional resource for all test administrators for the AASCD. To download this resource, search for “Online Refresher Training” in the Test Administration Resources section of the portal.

    Added December 1, 2016
  • TIDE Open for 2016-2017 School Year

    The Test Information Distribution Engine, or TIDE, opens for the 2016-2017 school year today. When logging into the site, users will immediately recognize a new design. The new intuitive interface is designed to improve navigation and provide additional tools for users to perform administrative tasks.

    Resources

    Several resources are available on the TIDE Resources page of the Ohio Alternate Assessment portal to help users navigate the new interface and complete tasks for the 2016-2017 school year. These include:

    • TIDE User Guide
    • TIDE Tasks Summary for Test Coordinators
    • TIDE Tutorial: 2016-2017 Preparing for Testing
    • Pre-ID File Layout for 2016-2017
    • Pre-ID Guidance Document
    • Pre-ID Upload Templates
    • TIDE User Management Guidance Document
    • User Role Matrix

    User Accounts and Resetting Passwords

    All user accounts that had access to Ohio’s online systems in 2015-2016 will continue to have access for the 2016-2017 school year. Test coordinators are responsible for removing any accounts for users who no longer should have access to the testing systems. Test coordinators are encouraged to review the TIDE User Management Guidance document for information regarding user roles, managing user accounts and resetting passwords.

    All users will be required to reset their passwords for the 2016-2017 school year. After TIDE opens on Aug. 29, all users will need to request a new password for the 2016-2017 school year. To request a new password, existing users will:

    1. Navigate to the TIDE login page.
    2. Select the “Request a new one” link on the login screen.
    3. Follow the steps to create a new password, which cannot be the same as the previous password.

    Test coordinators are responsible for passing this information onto their staff. Frequently asked questions regarding activating user accounts and passwords can be found in the TIDE FAQs.

    Added August 29, 2016
  • Pre-ID Layout for Ohio Statewide Assessments 2016-2017

    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.

    Added July 8, 2016

Technology Coordinators

  • Spring 2017 AASCD Test Window

    The Spring 2017 AASCD test window is now open, February 21 – April 14. All student scores must be entered into the DEI by 11:59pm, April 14. Failure to submit scores in the DEI will result in no scores being reported. As a reminder, personnel entering student scores into the DEI must be assigned the appropriate user account (TE, TA, or SR).

    Monitoring Test Progress

    The Plan and Manage Testing, Test Completion Rates and Test Status Code Reports tasks have moved from the Test Management Center in the Online Reporting System (ORS) to the Monitoring Test Progress task in the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE). Test coordinators should use these reports to track the completion rates of students taking the AASCD.

    Score Reports

    The ORS is now accessible.  Student scores for all AASCD tests will be reported in real-time upon test submission in the Score Reports and Retrieve Student Results tasks in ORS.

    Added February 21, 2017
  • Test Material Delivery and Additional Orders

    Test materials arrived yesterday in districts. Please check your materials, per the instructions provided in the Test Coordinator’s Manual. If you are missing boxes, call the Help Desk at ohhelpdesk@air.org or 1-877-231-7809. Kits should be distributed to test administrators in advance of the test window opening on February 21.

    Additional orders can be placed in TIDE through April 12 at the district level only, and are subject to ODE approval. DTCs may Pre-ID new students and update Pre-ID data through April 14. Please see the Additional Order and Pre-ID Window Guidance Document for more information.

    Added February 7, 2017
  • TIDE Open for 2016-2017 School Year

    The Test Information Distribution Engine, or TIDE, opens for the 2016-2017 school year today. When logging into the site, users will immediately recognize a new design. The new intuitive interface is designed to improve navigation and provide additional tools for users to perform administrative tasks.

    Resources

    Several resources are available on the TIDE Resources page of the Ohio Alternate Assessment portal to help users navigate the new interface and complete tasks for the 2016-2017 school year. These include:

    • TIDE User Guide
    • TIDE Tasks Summary for Test Coordinators
    • TIDE Tutorial: 2016-2017 Preparing for Testing
    • Pre-ID File Layout for 2016-2017
    • Pre-ID Guidance Document
    • Pre-ID Upload Templates
    • TIDE User Management Guidance Document
    • User Role Matrix

    User Accounts and Resetting Passwords

    All user accounts that had access to Ohio’s online systems in 2015-2016 will continue to have access for the 2016-2017 school year. Test coordinators are responsible for removing any accounts for users who no longer should have access to the testing systems. Test coordinators are encouraged to review the TIDE User Management Guidance document for information regarding user roles, managing user accounts and resetting passwords.

    All users will be required to reset their passwords for the 2016-2017 school year. After TIDE opens on Aug. 29, all users will need to request a new password for the 2016-2017 school year. To request a new password, existing users will:

    1. Navigate to the TIDE login page.
    2. Select the “Request a new one” link on the login screen.
    3. Follow the steps to create a new password, which cannot be the same as the previous password.

    Test coordinators are responsible for passing this information onto their staff. Frequently asked questions regarding activating user accounts and passwords can be found in the TIDE FAQs.

    Added August 29, 2016
  • Pre-ID Layout for Ohio Statewide Assessments 2016-2017

    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.

    Added July 8, 2016

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