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Ohio's Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD)

Alternate Assessment Updates

NEW for 2020!

Those in need of support for AASCD administration, ODE has posted the AASCD power point and training notes on the Alternate Assessment Portal. Please note, this resource is the same information SSTs are using to train new test administrators and support refresher courses.

In addition to the PPT, the Test Administration Manual  (TAM) is required reading for all test administrators. The manual is only available online and will not be sent to districts. If a student requires either the supplemental or paper version of the AASCD there is an additional manual online. It is also strongly encouraged to review the Guidance Document for online tests.

We would encourage all districts and staff involved in the administration of the AASCD to review all the resources in the portal.

If your district has specific questions that need clarification please email Marcia Watts at marcia.watts@mcesc.org 

 

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 expects to test more than 1 percent of its students using the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD). If your district expects to test more than 1 percent of its students using the alternate assessment, you must submit the online justification between Nov. 5 and Dec. 10, 2018.

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.

 

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