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  • Alternate Assessment Survey Open

    We would like to invite you to submit feedback on your experience with the Spring 2018 AASCD. Please click on the link to complete the Alternate Assessment Survey. Your feedback is valuable and will be used to inform future policies and prodecures for the AASCD. Please share this survey with any who may have feedback or would like to participate in committees for the development of the alternate assessment.

    Added March 12, 2018
  • Spring 2018 AASCD Test Window

    The Spring 2018 AASCD test window is now open, February 20 – April 13. All student scores must be entered into the DEI by 11:59pmApril 13. Failure to enter scores in the DEI will result in no scores being reported. As a reminder, personnel entering student scores into the DEI must be assigned the appropriate user account (TE, TA, or SR).

    For guidance on entering data, please see the Data Entry Interface User Guide and DEI FAQs.

    Added February 20, 2018
  • DEI User Guide and FAQs Posted

    The Data Entry Interface (DEI) User Guide for the Spring 2018 AASCD has been posted to the portal, along with a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding data entry for the alternate assessment. The Data Entry Interface will be open from Tuesday, February 20 through Friday, April 13. During this testing window, all student scores must be entered into the DEI - failure to enter data before 11:59 p.m. on April 13 will result in no scores being reported.

    Added February 15, 2018
  • ORS Downtime

    On Friday, February 16, the Online Reporting System (ORS) will be down for maintenance from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 8:00 p.m. ORS will be inaccessible during this time.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For questions or concerns regarding this downtime, please contact the Ohio Help Desk at, 877-231-7809 option 2.

    Added February 14, 2018
  • Second Rater Assignments Posted in TIDE

    Second rater assignments for districts have been posted in TIDE. If you need a second rater reassigned, please contact the Ohio Help Desk at or 877-231-7809.

    Added February 8, 2018
  • TIDE Downtime

    On Tuesday, February 13th the TIDE system will be down for maintenance from approximately 6pm to 9pm. TIDE will be inaccessible during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    For questions or concerns regarding this downtime, please contact the Ohio Help Desk at, 877-231-7809 option 2. 

    Added February 6, 2018
  • Test Material Delivery and Additional Ordering - Feb. 6

    Districts that confirmed participation and submitted on-time Test Administration Kit orders will receive Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD) test materials on Tuesday, February 6. Please check your materials, per the instructions provided in the Test Coordinator’s Manual. If you are missing boxes, call the Help Desk at or 1-877-231-7809. Kits should be distributed to test administrators in advance of the test window opening on February 20.

    Additional orders can be placed in TIDE starting February 6 through April 11 at the district level only, and are subject to ODE approval. DTCs may Pre-ID new students and update Pre-ID data through April 13. Please see the Additional Order and Pre-ID Window Guidance Document for more information.

    Added February 2, 2018
  • Spring 2018 Online Refresher Training Posted

    An Online Refresher Training PowerPoint is now available for download on the Alternate Assessment Portal. This narrated presentation contains an overview of information regarding design of the assessment, changes for the spring 2018 administration, administering the assessment, starting points, entering student scores, and more. This is an optional resource for all test administrators for the AASCD. To download this resource, search for “Online Refresher Training” in the Test Administration Resources section of the portal.

    Added December 11, 2017
  • Spring 2018 AASCD Manuals Available

    The spring 2018 AASCD manuals are now available on the Alternate Assessment Portal. The AASCD Directions for Administration Manual outlines how teachers/test administrators should prepare for and administer the AASCD. All teachers, test administrators, and second raters should review the manual in advance of the test window. The AASCD Test Coordinator’s Manual outlines the responsibilities and procedures that district and building test coordinators are to follow for the AASCD.

    Added November 17, 2017
  • Spring 2018 AASCD On-Time Order Window

    The Spring 2018 AASCD On-Time Order Window opens on Tuesday, November 14 and closes on Wednesday, November 29. During the order window, DTCs will need to: verify contact information, confirm participation for the AASCD, and confirm or adjust orders for TA Kits. DTCs will access the “TA Kit Orders AASCD Spring 2018” administration in TIDE to complete these order related tasks.

    Added November 14, 2017
  • Released AASCD Tasks Available on Portal

    For the first time for the alternate assessment, tasks have been released from previous years’ administrations and are now available here: Released Tasks The released tasks are from all three gradebands (3-5, 6-8, and HS) and from all four subject areas (English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies). These tasks include the test booklet, response cards, and posters needed to practice administering the AASCD with students.

    Added August 9, 2017
  • Score Reports Due in District June 9

    Score Reports for the Alternate Assessment will be shipped to districts for delivery by Friday, June 9.

    The AASCD Score Reports Interpretive Guide has been posted and updated for 2017. It contains guidance for families regarding the AASCD and goes through features of the score reports and what they mean.

    Added May 30, 2017

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