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District Test Coordinators Quick Guide

The new District Test Coordinators Quick Guide is now posted to the Ohio Department of Education Testing Webpage under Resources. This guide provides links, acronyms, definitions, contact information and resources that will assist district test coordinators with their position.

Fall 2019 Test Administration Manual /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fa19_TAM.pdf
Appendix A: Test Security Provisions /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fa19_TAM_AppendixA.pdf
Appendix B: Oral Translation and Human Read Reader /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fa19_TAM_AppendixB.pdf
Appendix C: Calculator Policies /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fa19_TAM_AppendixC.pdf
Appendix D: Troubleshooting for Online Testing /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fa19_TAM_AppendixD.pdf
Appendix E: Breach Administrations /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fa19_TAM_AppendixE.pdf
Appendix F: Summary of Additional Resources /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fa19_TAM_AppendixF.pdf
Appendix G: Non-Disclosure Agreement for Translators /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fa19_TAM_AppendixG.pdf
Appendix H: Test Incident Guidance Document /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fa19_TAM_AppendixH.pdf
Appendix I: Guidance for Special Testing Scenarios /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fa19_TAM_AppendixI.pdf
Appendix J: Test Coordinator Checklist /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fa19_TAM_AppendixJ.pdf
Appendix K: Test Administrator Checklist /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fa19_TAM_AppendixK.pdf
Appendix L: Online Testing Highlights and Script /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fa19_TAM_AppendixL.pdf

Fall 2019 Test Administration Manual

The Test Administration Manual (TAM) covers policies and procedures for districts and schools that are administering Ohio’s State Tests. District test coordinators, building test coordinators and test administrators must review the information in this manual prior to testing.

The TAM also includes a series of appendices that can be downloaded as part of the manual or separately. The appendices cover important policies and procedures regarding oral translations, human read-aloud administrations, calculator policies, and breach administrations. The appendix also includes guidance documents, such as the Test Incident Guidance Document and Special Testing Scenarios Guidance Document. Lastly, the appendix includes a series of checklists, including the District Test Coordinator Checklist and Test Administrator Checklist.

Fall 2019 Supplemental Instructions for Paper Testing /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fa19_SIFPT.pdf

Fall 2019 Supplemental Instructions for Paper Testing

The Supplemental Instructions for Paper Testing manual covers policies and procedures specific to administering Ohio's State Tests on paper. This manual is a supplement to the Test Administration Manual, which applies to students testing online and on paper. Test coordinators and test administrators testing students on paper must review the information in this manual prior to testing.

Summer 2019 Test Administration Manual /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Summer2019_Test_Administration_Manual.pdf
Appendix A: Test Security Provisions /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Sum19_TAM_AppendixA.pdf
Appendix B: Oral Translation and Human Read-Aloud for Online Testing /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Sum19_TAM_AppendixB.pdf
Appendix C: Calculator Policies /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Sum19_TAM_AppendixC.pdf
Appendix D: Troubleshooting for Online Testing /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Sum19_TAM_AppendixD.pdf
Appendix E: Breach Administrations /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Sum19_TAM_AppendixE.pdf
Appendix F: Summary of Additional Resources /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Sum19_TAM_AppendixF.pdf
Appendix G: Non-Disclosure Agreement for Translators /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Sum19_TAM_AppendixG.pdf
Appendix H: Test Incident Guidance Document /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Sum19_TAM_AppendixH.pdf
Appendix I: Guidance for Special Testing Scenarios /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Sum19_TAM_AppendixI.pdf
Appendix J: Test Coordinator Checklist /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Sum19_TAM_AppendixJ.pdf
Appendix K: Test Administrator Checklist /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Sum19_TAM_AppendixK.pdf
Appendix L: Online Testing Highlights and Script /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Sum19_TAM_AppendixL.pdf

Summer 2019 Test Administration Manual

The Test Administration Manual (TAM) covers policies and procedures for districts and schools that are administering Ohio’s State Tests. This manual replaces and includes information that was included previously in the Test Coordinator’s Manual and Directions for Administration Manual. District test coordinators, building test coordinators and test administrators must review the information in this manual prior to testing.

The TAM also includes a series of appendices that can be downloaded as part of the manual or separately. The appendices cover important policies and procedures regarding oral translations, human read-aloud administrations, calculator policies, and breach administrations. The appendix also includes guidance documents that were previously stand-alone documents, such as the Test Incident Guidance Document and Special Testing Scenarios Guidance Document. Lastly, the appendix includes a series of checklists, including the District Test Coordinator Checklist and Test Administrator Checklist.

Summer 2019 Supplemental Instructions for Paper Testing /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Su19_Supplemental_Instructions_Paper_Testing.pdf

Summer 2019 Supplemental Instructions for Paper Testing

The Supplemental Instructions for Paper Testing manual covers policies and procedures specific to administering Ohio's State Tests on paper. This manual is a supplement to the Test Administration Manual, which applies to students testing online and on paper. Test coordinators and test administrators testing students on paper must review the information in this manual prior to testing.

Marking Scorable Documents /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Scorable_Documents_Marking_Guidance.pdf

Guidance for Marking Scorable Documents

This document provides guidance for using highlighters, making notes and using place holders on scorable documents for paper tests.

Ohio Accessibility Manual

Ohio’s Accessibility Manual is a comprehensive policy document providing information about the accessibility features of Ohio’s State Tests for grades 3-8 and high school in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.

Ohio’s Accessibility Manual and planning tools are available on the Ohio Department of Education website at the link.

Testing Dates

Each school district chooses a consecutive series of school days to administer state tests within specified windows, or periods of time.

The 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 Testing Dates are available on the Ohio Department of Education website at the links provided.

Testing Times for Ohio's State Tests /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OH_State_Test_Times.pdf

Testing Times

This document provides the testing times for grades 3-8 and end-of-course administrations.

Sample Demographic Pages /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Sample_Demographic_Pages.pdf

Sample Demographic Pages

This document includes sample demographic pages of the following scorable paper test documents: Grade 3 ELA test booklet, Grade 5 Science answer document, and an Algebra I answer document.

Test Security Training Resource for Districts /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Test-Security-Training-Resource-for-Districts.pdf
Test Security Training Resource for Districts with Notes /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Test-Security-Training-Resource-for-Districts-with-Notes.pdf

Test Security Training Resources

This optional Test Security PowerPoint is available for district and school test coordinators to use for the required test security training. The PowerPoint is also available on the Department’s website Testing page.