Alternate Assessment Updates
Ohio’s Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD) is aligned to Ohio’s Academic Content Standards–Extended (OACS-E) and designed to allow students with significant cognitive disabilities to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in an appropriately rigorous assessment.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires each district or community school to submit a justification when it anticipates testing more than 1 percent of students using the AASCD. The Office for Exceptional Children anticipates opening the submission forms in late October. Please note that the deadline for submitting the justification form has been extended to Dec. 1, 2017.
Ohio Alternate Assessment Portal
The Ohio Alternate Assessment Portal is a gateway to all systems and resources for the administration of the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD). It includes FAQs and resources for students and families, teachers/test administrators, test coordinators, and technology coordinators. Although this portal is available to the public, several systems require users to log in using their account information.
The Ohio Alternate Assessment Portal can be accessed at http://oh.portal.airast.org.
Ohio Alternate Assessment Portal Archives
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