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  • Spring 2021 Ohio’s State Online Tests Window Extended

    The Ohio Department of Education today published a new resource to its Reset and Restart Education webpage titled Spring 2021 Testing that provides important information about extension of testing windows as well as practical advice for test administration. Districts first and foremost should be concerned about the safety of students and staff. Assessments should occur only if they can be done safely. Due to technology and test security requirements, there is no option to remotely administer state tests. All testing must be done in person with a test administrator who is an employee of the district with a license, certificate or permit issued by the Ohio Department of Education.

    To provide additional time for districts to administer the state tests, the following updates have been made to the existing windows for online testing:

    • The online administration window of the grades 3-high school English language arts tests has been extended one week and now will run from March 22-April 30.
    • The online administration window of the mathematics, science and social studies tests has been extended one week and now will run from March 29-May 14.

    Because of the additional time required to return, process and score paper tests, the testing windows for paper administration remain the same:

    • The paper administration window of the English language arts tests is unchanged and will run from March 22-April 23.
    • The paper administration window of the mathematics, science and social studies tests is unchanged and will run from March 29-May 7.
    Score reporting will meet the statutorily required deadlines, with results of the grade 3 English language arts test released by June 15 and results for other tests by June 30. More detail on reporting dates will be released as available.

    Added February 10, 2021
  • Spring 2021 AASCD & OELPA Test Windows Extended

    The unique circumstances of this year create some logistical challenges for test administration. The Ohio Department of Education is committed to working through these issues to support the needs of schools to the extent possible. Districts first and foremost should be concerned about the safety of students and staff. Assessments should occur only if they can be done safely.

    The Spring 2021 test windows for the Alternate Assessment for Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD) and the Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA) have been extended to provide more flexibility for testing.

    • The AASCD testing window originally scheduled to end March 19 will now run February 2-March 26, 2021.
    • The OELPA testing window originally scheduled to end March 26 will now run February 1-April 23, 2021.

    The Department will also be extending the test window for the Spring 2021 Ohio’s State Tests administration in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies assessments. The Department will provide communication once the extension dates have been confirmed.

    If you have further questions, please contact the Ohio Help Desk at 1-877-231-7809, ohhelpdesk@cambiumassessment.com.

    Added January 21, 2021
  • Upcoming TIDE Downtime

    The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will be down for maintenance starting Tuesday, January 5 at 6:00 p.m. TIDE will be available for access on Wednesday, January 6.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For questions or concerns regarding this downtime please contact the Ohio Help Desk at ohhelpdesk@cambiumassessment.com or 877-231-7809.

    Added December 28, 2020
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