FY2019 Ohio K12 Network Subsidy Awards as of Nov. 9, 2018 (CLOSED)

Awards as of November 9, 2018 (CLOSED)

IRN Type IRNs Awarded Subsidy Amount
Public Districts 593 $5,005,800
JVSDs 47 $111,600
ESCs 44 $115,200
Community Schools 104 $187,200
Nonpublic Schools 258 $464,400
Total 1,046 IRNs $5,884,200

To lookup a district or school award, visit the Award Summary and Lookup page.

To look up payment to your district or school, use ODE Payment Search by IRN.

AASCD Justifications for 2017-2018 Opens on Nov. 7

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires each district or community school to complete and submit a justification when it anticipates testing more than 1.0 percent of students with the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities.

If your district anticipates testing more than 1.0 percent of your students with the alternate assessment in 2018-2019, you must complete this justification.

The Ohio Department of Education will review justifications submitted by each district or community school. The Department is required to post and make publicly available all justifications received.

To assist in the process, a template of the justification is available here. Note that this PDF template is only a tool to help you prepare your justification. All justifications must be submitted on the Ohio K12 Help Portal here.

The Department sent an email to the special education contact and/or director on record for districts and community schools in the Ohio Educational Directory System notifying them that district superintendents have received an email with the district’s secure link to the portal.

The deadline for submitting this justification is December 10, 2018.

If you have any questions about calculating participation, please contact accountability@education.ohio.gov.

If you have any questions about completing the justification and other questions about the 1.0 percent participation threshold, please contact AAparticipation@education.ohio.gov.

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 currently working on a permanent solution for this matter and will advise when this has been remedied. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Kirk Ross
Assistant Director
Office of Assessment

25 South Front Street | Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183
(614) 995-4144 (direct) | (877) 644-6338 | (614) 466-0223
Fax (614) 387-0421
Kirk.Ross@education.ohio.gov
education.ohio.gov

Ohio Administrative Code 3301-52-01

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This notification is being sent to those who may have an interest in Ohio Administrative Code3301-52-01 Appropriate uses of early child education screening and assessment information. 

The rule listed above recently was reviewed by the Ohio Department of Education. View the rule on the Department’s website. You may provide comments about this rule by email torulecomments@education.ohio.gov no later than Oct. 13, 2018.

For its five-year rule review, no changes are being proposed to Ohio Administrative Code 3301-52-01.  This rule exists to provide guidance for determining whether or not a practice related to use of child education assessment information is consistent with the purposes and intentions directing the collection of information. The unchanged rule includes both definitions and requirements for schools about confidentiality of assessment data.

UPDATE: AIR and TIDE Services Up On April 19

AIR notified and assured the Ohio Department of Education that it resolved the login system issue and tested it to confirm the fix. Schools should plan to resume testing Thursday. To the extent possible, we’re encouraging schools to complete their English language arts testing within the original window. However, for those schools that are unable to do so, we’re extending the English language arts testing window statewide by two days, through May 1.

Those schools that wish to test during the additional two days should notify the Department by Wednesday, April 25. You may contact either Scott Bryant at (614) 728-7121 or Scott.Bryant@education.ohio.gov or Donna Williams at (614) 728-6942 or Donna.Williams@education.ohio.gov. You also may call the Office of Curriculum and Assessment at (614) 466-1317.

Again, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused staff and students.

Kirk Ross
Assistant Director
Office of Assessment

25 South Front Street | Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183
(614) 995-4144 (direct) | (877) 644-6338 | (614) 466-0223
Fax (614) 387-0421
Kirk.Ross@education.ohio.gov
education.ohio.gov

UPDATE: AIR Service Outage

Dear District Testing & District Technology Coordinators:

I apologize in advance if you have received the following message via another communication pathway, but I wanted to make sure everyone received it.

As you already know, AIR currently is experiencing a problem with the login system for accessing Ohio’s State Tests. AIR is actively working to resolve this issue.

If you have students who are in the testing system and actively testing, please have those students complete that test. Any student who is not already logged in and testing should not test today.

Further information regarding any extension of the state testing windows will be forthcoming once this issue is resolved.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused to staff and students.

When the issue has been resolved, we will post an update in Ohio’s State Tests Portal and follow up via e-mail.

If you have TIDE or TDS questions, please contact the Ohio Help Desk (877-231-7809, OHHeklpdesk@air.org). If you have test administration questions, you can contact Scott Bryant (Grades 3-8 Operations, scott.bryant@education.ohio.gov) or Donna Williams (High School Operations, donna.williams@education.ohio.gov).

Kirk Ross
Assistant Director
Office of Assessment

25 South Front Street | Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183
(614) 995-4144 (direct) | (877) 644-6338 | (614) 466-0223
Fax (614) 387-0421
Kirk.Ross@education.ohio.gov
education.ohio.gov

IMPORTANT: AIR Service Outage

Dear District Testing & Technology Coordinators:

AIR is currently experiencing a problem with the login system for the accessing the assessments. We are actively working to resolve this issue. Another email notification will be sent out once this has been fixed and the assessments are available. Students actively testing are not impacted by this issue.

A notice advising of the issue and, subsequently, its resolution will be posted on the portal.

We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.

Kirk Ross
Assistant Director
Office of Assessment

25 South Front Street | Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183
(614) 995-4144 (direct) | (877) 644-6338 | (614) 466-0223
Fax (614) 387-0421
Kirk.Ross@education.ohio.gov
education.ohio.gov

Follow Up on Chromebook Secure Browser App (3.1) Rollout

Dear District Testing & Technology Coordinators:

As promised, this is a follow up to the March 1st message regarding the potential rollout of a new Chromebook Secure Browser App (3.1).  After further consideration, AIR & ODE have decided to rollout the new SB App this summer.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

Kirk Ross
Assistant Director
Office of Assessment

25 South Front Street | Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183
(614) 995-4144 (direct) | (877) 644-6338 | (614) 466-0223
Fax (614) 387-0421
Kirk.Ross@education.ohio.gov
education.ohio.gov

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