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Fall 2018 Test Administration Manual /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fall2018_Test_Administration_Manual.pdf
Appendix A: Test Security Provisions /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fall18_TAM_AppendixA.pdf
Appendix B: Oral Translation and Human Read Reader /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fall18_TAM_AppendixB.pdf
Appendix C: Calculator Policies /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fall18_TAM_AppendixC.pdf
Appendix D: Troubleshooting for Online Testing /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fall18_TAM_AppendixD.pdf
Appendix E: Breach Administrations /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fall18_TAM_AppendixE.pdf
Appendix F: Summary of Additional Resources /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fall18_TAM_AppendixF.pdf
Appendix G: Non-Disclosure Agreement for Translators /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fall18_TAM_AppendixG.pdf
Appendix H: Test Incident Guidance Document /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fall18_TAM_AppendixH.pdf
Appendix I: Guidance for Special Testing Scenarios /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fall18_TAM_AppendixI.pdf
Appendix J: Test Coordinator Checklist /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fall18_TAM_AppendixJ.pdf
Appendix K: Test Administrator Checklist /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fall18_TAM_AppendixK.pdf
Appendix L: Online Testing Highlights and Script /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fall18_TAM_AppendixL.pdf

Fall 2018 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 2018 Supplemental Instructions for Paper Testing /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Fa18_SIFPT.PDF
Fall 2018 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.

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 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 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.

Marking Scorable Documents /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Scorable-Document-Marking-Guidelines_2017.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.

Summer 2018 Sample Demographic Pages /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Sum18_SampleDemoPage.pdf

Summer 2018 Sample Demographic Pages

This document provides sample demographic pages of the Summer 2018 paper tests.

Guidance Document for 2018-2019 Ohio Pre-ID Files /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Ohio_PreID_Guidance_Doc_2018_2019.pdf

Pre-ID Guidance Document

This guidance document provides important information on 2018-2019 Ohio Pre-ID files, including:

  • Details on how Pre-ID data will be collected for Ohio’s statewide tests;
  • Frequently asked questions; and
  • Details on how student test eligibility will be identified for the Ohio's State Tests, AASCD, OELPA, OELPA Screener and OGT.
Guidance for Infrastructure Trial /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Establishing-Practice-TA-Sessions-for-an-Infrastructure-Trial.pdf

Guidance for Infrastructure Trial

This checklist provides basic steps for test administrators to follow when setting up practice sessions for an infrastructure trial.

TIDE Tasks for Test Coordinators /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Ohio_TIDE_Tasks_Summary_for_Test_Coordinators.pdf

TIDE Tasks for Test Coordinators

This guidance document provides an overview of each task that must be completed in 2018-2019 TIDE for Ohio’s State Tests, OELPA, OELPA Screener, AASCD and OGT.

Message Codes /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Testing_Site_Message_Codes_2017-2018.pdf

Message Codes

This document contains common messages that are displayed in the Test Delivery System, along with recommended actions to take when these messages are encountered.

Fall 2018 English Language Arts Writing Pilot Highlights and Script /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Fall_2018_Writing_Pilot_Highlights_and_Script.pdf

Fall 2018 English Language Arts Writing Pilot Highlights and Script

Test administrators must use this document when administering the Writing Pilot online. It includes step-by-step directions, the oral script that test administrators must read aloud (printed in bold letters), descriptions of test settings and accommodation codes, and troubleshooting tips. This document provides key information that test administrators need on test day.

Writing Pilot Fall 2018 Fact Sheet /core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/Writing-Pilot-Fall-2018-Fact-Sheet.pdf

Writing Pilot Fall 2018 Fact Sheet

This document provides test coordinators with information on the English language arts (ELA) Writing Pilot that will take place in the fall of 2018.

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.