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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.

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  • Chrome Version 72 – Unable to Access AIR Testing Sites

    Google released a new Chrome version on Friday and AIR has identified an issue with Chrome version 72 that prevents users from accessing AIR testing sites. Google and AIR are working on a fix. Chromebooks on ChromeOS v71 or earlier are not affected. If you are on a version of ChromeOS earlier than 72, do not upgrade your devices to ChromeOS v72.

    The Chrome version 72 issue affects the following:

    • Secure student tests accessed via the Chrome secure test app, which includes OELPA, ELPA21 Screener and OGT online tests
    • Data Entry Interface (DEI) tests accessed via the Chrome browser, which includes OELPA, ELPA21 Screener and OGT paper tests entered via the DEI
    • Practice tests accessed via the Chrome browser

    If your district has already upgraded devices to Chrome version 72, another platform will need to be used to test until a fix is released by Google.

    For DEI tests and practice tests accessed via Chrome browser, it is recommended that districts use a different commercial browser (e.g., Firefox or Edge) to access DEI tests and practice tests.

    Once the fix is released by Google and AIR confirms that this issue is fixed, we will notify districts that they may upgrade to 72.

    If you have any questions about this information, please contact the Ohio Help Desk at ohhelpdesk@air.org or 877-231-7809.

    Added February 13, 2019
  • 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

    *Note: The ORS maintenance for January will begin Friday, January 11, at approximately 7:30 p.m. and conclude by Sunday at 9 a.m.

    Winter Maintenance Windows

    • Saturday, January 12, beginning at 9 a.m.
    • Saturday, February 9, beginning at 9 a.m.
    • Saturday, March 16, beginning at 9 a.m.

    Added January 7, 2019
  • Writing Dimension Scores in Student Results Files

    As previously indicated, six writing dimension score fields have been added to the District Student Results File Layout for 2018-2019. These scores are available to download beginning today, December 17.

    Please find information below that may help districts when reviewing this data.

    • Each writing item is evaluated on three dimensions – Purpose, Focus, and Organization (organization), Evidence and Elaboration (elaboration) and Conventions of Standard English (conventions).
    • Organization and elaboration are scored on a 0 to 4 point scale. Conventions is scored on a 0 to 2 point scale.
    • Per the English language arts blueprint, students in grades 3 to 5 receive one writing item. The writing prompt could be one of two types – Opinion or Informative/Explanatory.
    • Per the English language arts blueprint, students in grades 6 and up receive two writing items. One writing prompt will be Argumentation and one writing prompt will be Informative/Explanatory.
    • When reviewing the data files, Writing Item 1 fields contain dimension scores for the Opinion (G3-5) or Argumentation (G6+) item.   Writing Item 2 fields contain dimension scores for the Informative/Explanatory item. If a student only received one item (e.g., fall 2018 grade 3 students only received an Informative/Explanatory item), only those fields based on the writing type received are populated. The other fields are left blank.
    • More information on the writing rubrics for each type of writing are available here.

    If you have questions about generating or downloading this data, please contact the Ohio Help Desk at ohhelpdesk@air.org or (877) 231-7809.

    If you have questions about interpreting or using this data, please contact the Office of Assessment at (614) 466-1317.

    Added December 17, 2018
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