Special Education Resources & Updates

Last Updated: 5/24/2021 12:56 PM

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State Support Team Region 10 provides coaching, technical assistance, professional development, and consultative services in Special Education. We are committed to helping districts close the achievement gap and improve learning outcomes for all students. If you have questions about special education in our region, please contact us. 


Special Education Procedural Safeguards Notice

Ohio's AASCD

The 2021 AASCD testing window originally scheduled to end March 19 will now run February 2-March 26, 2021

For those in need of support for AASCD administration, ODE has posted the AASCD powerpoint and training notes on the Alternate Assessment Portal. 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.

Alternate Assessment Family Resources Posted

These Frequently Asked Questions resources were developed to describe the Alternate Assessment for Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities. The first resource addresses the format for the online  alternate assessment. The second resource addresses eligibility and participation in the alternate assessment. The third resource addresses Ohio’s Learning Standards-Extended and instruction for students who participate in the alternate assessment.

Ohio's Accessibility Manual 

Ohio's Required & Optional Forms: IEP, ETR

OEC Livebinder Resources

Special Education Scholarships & Awards