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  • 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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