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New Secure Browser for macOS 10.13 and 10.14

Dear District Testing Coordinators & District Technology Coordinators: This message pertains only to districts and schools using devices with macOS 10.13 and 10.14 to administer online tests; all others may disregard this message. AIR has completed the review of macOS 10.14 and determined a new secure browser is required to support this new operating system. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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FY2019 Ohio K12 Network Subsidy Awards as of Nov. 2, 2018

IRN Type IRNs Awarded Subsidy Amount Public Districts 578 $4,995,400 JVSDs 46 $104,400 ESCs 40 $106,200 Community Schools 97 $174,600 Nonpublic Schools 232 $417,600 Total 1,001 IRNs $5,758,200 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 […]

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FY2019 Ohio K12 Network Subsidy Awards as of Oct. 26, 2018

IRN Type IRNs Awarded Subsidy Amount Public Districts 567 $4,779,000 JVSDs 46 $104,400 ESCs 40 $108,000 Community Schools 62 $111,600 Nonpublic Schools 186 $268,200 Total 901 IRNs $5,437,800 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 […]

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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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