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This portal is your source for information about the Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA) and Ohio English Language Proficiency Screener (OELPS) Assessments.

Recent Announcements

  • 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
  • iPad Secure Browser Update

    This message pertains only to districts and schools using iPad devices. An updated secure test app for iPads will be available in the App Store within the next few days. There is no need to download this update. You may download and install the update at your discretion, but it is not required for secure student testing. If you have any questions about this, please contact the Ohio Help Desk at OHHelpdesk@cambiumassessment.com or 1- 877-231-7809.

    Added January 15, 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
  • Upcoming Scheduled Maintenance

    Cambium Assessment 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 dates indicated below and can last up to 24 hours. During a maintenance period some or all of these systems may be inaccessible:

    • TIDE
    • Student Testing Site and Practice Test Site
    • TA Interface and TA Practice Site
    • Online Reporting System (ORS) and Centralized Reporting System (CRS)
    • Teacher Hand Scoring System
    • Data Entry Interface
    • TA Certification Courses
    • Assessment Systems Inbox

    Maintenance Windows

    • Saturday, January 9, beginning at 9 a.m.
    • Saturday, February 6, beginning at 9 a.m.
    • Saturday, March 13, beginning at 9 a.m.

    Added December 23, 2020
  • MacOS v11 (Big Sur) Support Reminder

    As a reminder, new versions of macOS are blocked from accessing testing sites while Cambium Assessment confirms the new version functions properly for testing. Typically, it can take up to 90 days after release of a new version to verify support. Mac devices should not be updated to v11 until support is confirmed.

    In addition, Apple introduced three new devices to their hardware lineup that feature new ARM/Apple Silicon processors. These new devices and any others based on these new processors are not yet supported by the current secure browser.

    It is anticipated that support for both macOS v11 and the new ARM/Apple Silicon based devices will require a new secure browser.

    Watch for future communication on support updates for both macOS v11 and the new ARM/Apple Silicon based devices. If you have additional questions, contact the Ohio Help Desk at OHHelpdesk@cambiumassessment.com or 877-231-7809.

    Added November 18, 2020

Welcome!

This portal is your source for information about the Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA) and Ohio English Language Proficiency Screener (OELPS) Assessments.