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


  • 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
  • Accessibility Features for the AASCD Independent Field Test Now Available

    To assist districts with preparations for the AASCD 2.0 Independent Field Test, AIR expanded the Test Settings feature in TIDE to include AASCD. This feature allows districts to set AASCD test settings in TIDE prior to testing. Districts can access this feature under the Student Information task in TIDE to ensure all accessibility features are appropriately marked for AASCD students taking the Independent Field Test.

    As a reminder, Text-To-Speech (TTS) is on for all AASCD tests and cannot be turned off. Administrators should allow the TTS to play first, to ensure the TTS reads any “hidden” text.

    Districts can access the TA Practice and Student Practice Sites and refer to the Practice Test Guidance document on the portal for more information about the available test settings and tools. The test settings and tools set in TIDE will be available for students when they log in to take the Independent Field Test.

    For directions on uploading or manually editing student test settings, refer to the TIDE User Guide, located on the portal.

    Added March 14, 2019
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