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This portal is your source for information about Ohio’s Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD).

Recent Announcements

  • Test Security Training Resources

    The Department has developed an optional Test Security PowerPoint that is available for districts and school test coordinators to use for the required test security training.  The PowerPoint is available on the Department’s website Testing page and the testing portal under the Test Coordinators tab. There are two resources available:  Test Security Training Resource for Districts and Test Security Training Resource for Districts with Notes.

    Added September 18, 2018
  • Upcoming Scheduled Maintenance

    AIR will be conducting periodic maintenance of the testing systems to ensure system stability and reliability throughout the school year. These maintenance periods will occur on the Saturdays indicated below and can last up to 24 hours. During a maintenance period some or all of these systems may be inaccessible:

    • TIDE
    • Student Testing Site and Practice Test Site
    • TA Interface and TA Practice Site
    • Online Reporting System
    • Teacher Hand Scoring System
    • Data Entry Interface
    • TA Certification Course

    Fall Maintenance Windows

    • Saturday, September 15 beginning at 9 a.m.
    • Saturday, October 13 beginning at 9 a.m.
    • Saturday, November 17 beginning at 9 a.m.

    Added September 11, 2018
  • Assessment Systems Downtime in Preparation for 2018-2019

    In preparation for the 2018-2019 school year, all Ohio assessment systems will be unavailable starting Monday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m.

    TIDE will be unavailable from Monday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. until 8 a.m. at Tuesday, Aug. 21.

    Please note the following regarding the Ohio English Language Proficiency Screener (OELPS):

    • OELPS may be administered Aug. 15-20 provided the students to be tested are registered in TIDE prior to the down time.
    • Test administrators must also be added to TIDE (if needed) prior to the TIDE downtime.
    • If a Test Status Request (Reset, Reopen, Invalidation or Restore) is needed for the OELPS while TIDE is down, the district test coordinator will contact the Ohio Help Desk and provide all needed information. AIR will process these requests manually.
    • The 2017-2018 Pre-ID file layout should be used to upload students until TIDE reopens on Aug. 21.
    • All information added to TIDE from August 1 through August 13 will be retained when TIDE reopens on August 21.

    The following systems will be an unavailable Monday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. until 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15:

    • Data Entry Interface (DEI)
    • Teacher Hand Scoring System (THSS)
    • Online Reporting System (ORS)
    • TA Interface
    • Student Testing Site
    • Practice Test Site
    • TA Practice Site
    • Test Administrator Certification Course

    For questions or concerns regarding these downtimes please contact the Ohio Help Desk at ohhelpdesk@air.org, 877-231-7809 option 2.

    Added August 13, 2018
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Welcome!

This portal is your source for information about Ohio’s Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD).