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

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 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.

 

Ohio Alternate Assessment Portal Archives

Click HERE for All Archived Announcements, including order related tasks. 

Additional Resources

Ohio's Learning Standards - Extended

OCALI - Unit Planning - Standards with Learning Progressions

Spring 2017 Results

Test Administration Resources

Register for Alternate Assessment Training in STARS (choose Region 10 as the event sponsor/owner and leave all keyword fields empty)