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Status of E-Rate Category 2 Funding

Per the FCC Modernization Order, each school receives a Category 2 (C2) budget that may be used to provide broadband connectivity within the school. The FCC rules state that the C2 budgets are for 5-years, based on the first year that any school in the district was committed C2 funding. However, there is also language […]

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Grade 3 ELA Text Not Wrapping Properly

Dear District Testing Coordinator & District Technology Coordinator: It has been noted that the text on certain Chromebooks is not wrapping properly with paginated stimuli turned on. If you have  this occurrence, please have the student log out of the test and turn off paginated stimuli for the student testing on that device.  AIR is […]

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iOS 12 Now Supported & Upcoming Scheduled Maintenance

Just a quick note to let you know that iOS 12 will be formally supported for online testing starting October 18, 2018.  We are still testing macOS10.14 (Mojave).  As soon as the testing is complete, I will let you know. Also, as a reminder, AIR will be conducting periodic maintenance of the testing systems to ensure system […]

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Support for 2017-2018 Secure Browsers Ending September 24th

Dear District Testing Coordinators & Technology Coordinators: AIR released new versions of the secure browsers for desktops and secure test apps for mobile devices in July and August. These are the only versions that can be used for 2018-2019 secure student testing. A grace period was allowed in which students could access the secure student […]

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Upcoming TDS/TIDE Maintenance Windows

Dear District Testing & Technology Coordinators: 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 Saturdays indicated below and can last up to 24 hours. During a maintenance period some or all of these systems may be […]

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Technology Preparation for 2018-2019

Dear District Testing & Technology Coordinators: In response to feedback from the field, AIR is providing advanced notice of technology updates planned for the summer of 2018, in preparation for the 2018-2019 school year. This will allow districts to plan summer technology activities before updated documentation is posted in July. This notice includes updates to […]

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion Initiative

The Ohio Department of Education (ODHE) is pleased be able to share with school districts specific, limited information about the students that have completed the FAFSA form. We have partnered with the Management Council of the Ohio Education Computer Network (MCOECN) to provide data through a secure web portal at https://www.ohio-k12.help/fafsa. Superintendents of public districts […]

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About Ohio K12 Help

Ohio K12 Help Portal (ohio-k12.help) is emerging as a statewide site for Ohio districts and schools to submit support requests. Over time, it will offer request routing for Ohio’s New State Testing program PBA and EOY. It will be another option in addition to using support channels for Pearson/PARCC, AIR and the department (ODE). The […]

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