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This portal is your source for information about Ohio’s State Tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

Recent Announcements

  • Upcoming Scheduled Maintenance

    AIR will be conducting periodic maintenance of the testing systems to ensure system stability and reliability throughout the school year. These maintenance periods will occur on the dates indicated below and can last up to 24 hours. During a maintenance period some or all of these systems may be inaccessible:

    • TIDE
    • Student Testing Site and Practice Test Site
    • TA Interface and TA Practice Site
    • Online Reporting System (ORS)
    • Teacher Hand Scoring System
    • Data Entry Interface
    • TA Certification Course
    • Assessment Systems Inbox

    Maintenance Windows

    • Saturday, May 18, beginning at 9 a.m.
    • Saturday, June 15, beginning at 9 a.m.
    • Saturday, July 13, beginning at 9 a.m.

    Added May 16, 2019
  • Summer 2019 Ohio’s State Tests Manuals Now Available

    The manuals for the summer 2019 Ohio's State Tests administration are now available for download from the Administration Manuals and Guidance Documents page of the portal.

    Test coordinators and test administrators must review the Test Administration Manual (TAM) prior to the summer 2019 administration. The TAM information is applicable for all summer 2019 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 coordinators are responsible for distributing this information to school personnel and test administrators. Summer 2019 important dates are available on the portal. Additional resources – such as guidance documents, practice resources and tutorials – are also available on the portal.

    Added May 14, 2019
  • Spring 2019 AASCD 2.0 Online Independent Field Test Window

    The Ohio Department of Education invites all districts and schools to participate in the Spring 2019 Alternate Assessment for students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD) 2.0 online independent field test window April 15 - May 31. The AASCD 2.0 independent field test may be administered to any student who took the spring 2019 AASCD 1.0. Students who were preidentified in TIDE for the spring 2019 AASCD 1.0 are automatically preidentified for the AASCD 2.0 independent field test.

    Participation in the Spring 2019 AASCD 2.0 independent field test provides districts, teachers, and students the opportunity to experience online alternate assessment testing to better prepare for next year’s Spring 2020 AASCD 2.0 online operational field test. Participation in the Spring 2019 field test is voluntary and there is no minimum number of students or schools within a district that must participate. Districts may choose to have all students who take the alternate assessment in the district participate in the field test, or only a school or classroom in the district might participate, or even just one student in the district may take the field test. The department encourages as many eligible students within a district as possible take the field test.

    Test administrators begin test sessions via the TA Interface, available on the Ohio Alternate Assessment portal. Students access the online tests via the AIR Secure Browser or AIRSecureTest app, available for download from the Ohio Alternate Assessment portal

    AASCD Independent Field Test Survey

    Test administrators and others are invited to submit feedback on their experience with the AASCD 2.0 independent field test. A link to the survey is available from the Ohio Alternate Assessment portal homepage. All feedback is valuable and will be used to inform future policies and procedures for AASCD online testing.

    Added April 29, 2019
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This portal is your source for information about Ohio’s State Tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.