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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.

2018-2019 Pre-ID File Layout

The department has updated its Student Pre-Identification (Pre-ID) File layout for the 2018-2019 school year. The layout collects student information for Ohio’s State Tests, the Alternate Assessment (AASCD), the Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA), the OELPA Screener and the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT).

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.
Pre-ID Guidance Document

This guidance document provides important information on 2018-2019 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, OELPA Screener 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.

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 2018-2019 school year for Ohio’s State Tests, Ohio’s Alternate Assessment OELPA, OELPA Screener and OGT

TIDE User Management Guidance

This document provides guidance for test coordinators to add and manage user accounts in 2018-2019 TIDE for Ohio’s State Tests, AASCD, OELPA, OELPA Screener 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.

TIDE FAQ /core/fileparse.php/3153/urlt/Ohio_TIDE_FAQ-1.pdf

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