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TIDE User Guide

This user guide provides an overview of the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE), how to access TIDE, how to upload Pre-ID information, submit test material orders, manage users and other tasks.

2019-2020 Pre-ID File Layout

The department has updated its Student Pre-Identification (Pre-ID) File layout for the 2019-2020 school year. The layout collects student information for Ohio’s State Tests, the Alternate Assessment (AASCD), the Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA), the OELPS and the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT).

Pre-ID File Upload Template /core/fileparse.php/3153/urlt/Ohio_PRE-ID_File_Template_Excel.xlsx
Pre-ID File Upload Template /core/fileparse.php/3153/urlt/Ohio_Pre-ID_File_Template_CSV.csv
Student Settings Upload Template /core/fileparse.php/3153/urlt/Ohio_Student_Settings_Template_Excel.xlsx
Student Settings Upload Template /core/fileparse.php/3153/urlt/Ohio_Student_Settings_Template_CSV.csv

2019-2020 TIDE Upload Templates

Test coordinators can add students to TIDE using a file upload. Files can be uploaded in Excel, comma separate value (CSV) or fixed-width (TXT) formats. Templates are provided for Excel and CSV. Test coordinators can also set test settings for online and supplemental testers by uploading a Student Settings file. These files can be uploaded in Excel or CSV format. Templates are provided for Excel and CSV.

Pre-ID Guidance Document

This guidance document provides important information on 2019-2020 Ohio Pre-ID files, including:

  • Details on how Pre-ID data will be collected for Ohio’s statewide tests;
  • Frequently asked questions; and
  • Details on how student test eligibility will be identified for Ohio's State Tests, AASCD, OELPA, OELPS and OGT.

Online User Role Matrix

This document provides a detailed overview of the levels of access that will be given to users of Ohio’s online systems for the 2019-2020 school year for Ohio’s State Tests, Ohio’s Alternate Assessment OELPA, OELPS and OGT

AASCD Special Testing Scenarios Guidance Document /core/fileparse.php/3153/urlt/AASCD_Special_Cases_Guidance.pdf
AASCD Special Testing Scenarios

This document provides guidance for district test coordinators who may encounter special testing scenarios, such as students served outside of the district, enrolled in internet-based school, receiving vouchers and scholarships, receiving medical waivers and more.

TIDE User Management Guidance

This document provides guidance for test coordinators to add and manage user accounts in 2019-2020 TIDE for Ohio’s State Tests, AASCD, OELPA, OELPS and OGT.

TIDE Tasks for Test Coordinators

This guidance document provides an overview of each task that must be completed in TIDE for Ohio’s State Tests, OELPA, OELPA Screener, AASCD and OGT.


This brief FAQ provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding TIDE dates, user accounts and student information.

Instructions for Installing New Voice Pack License

This document provides instructions for installing the new license agreements between NeoSpeech™ and AIR for the Julie voice pack for English text-to-speech and the Violeta voice pack for Spanish text-to-speech.