Welcome!

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

Welcome!

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

Announcements

  • 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
    • Assessment Systems Inbox

    Fall Maintenance Windows

    • Saturday, November 17 beginning at 9 a.m.

    Added November 12, 2018
  • AASCD 2.0 Online Practice Tests Now Available

    In preparation for the move towards online AASCD (2.0) testing, AIR has released online AASCD (2.0) practice tests and the AASCD Practice Test Guidance Document as of today. The AASCD 2.0 Practice Tests are available for students and administrators on the AASCD portal via the Student Practice Test Site and TA Practice Site.

    The Practice Test Sites provide students and administrators the opportunity to experience the sign in process, navigate the online testing system, use the available tools and features, and familiarize themselves with online testing. For administrators, the TA Practice Site provides an opportunity for TAs to become familiar with the TA Interface, including setting up a test session and monitoring a student’s test progress.

    Both the Student and TA Practice Test Sites can be accessed via any supported web browser. The Student Practice Test Site can also be accessed via the AIR Secure Browser or Secure Test App, available for download on the AASCD Secure Browsers page. For more information regarding system requirements and installing the AIR Secure Browser or Secure Test App, please refer to the Technology Resources available on the AASCD portal.

    For additional questions or for assistance with accessing the AASCD 2.0 Practice Test Sites, please contact the Ohio Help Desk at ohhelpdesk@air.org, 877-231-7809 option 2.

    Added October 3, 2018
  • Ohio Learning Standards-EXTENDED (Revised September 2018)

    On Sept. 18, 2018, the State Board of Education adopted the revised grade-level Ohio’s Learning Standards-Extended for students who are assessed using the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD). The Ohio’s Learning Standards-Extended are specific statements of knowledge and skills linked to the expectations in Ohio’s Learning Standards. The extensions build a bridge that provides grade-level access for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities to the content of Ohio’s Learning Standards. The Ohio’s Learning Standards-Extended can be found on the Department's website.

    Added September 27, 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
  • Upcoming Systems Downtime

    The Online Reporting System (ORS) will be down for maintenance from FridayJuly 27 at 5:00 p.m. through Tuesday, July 31 at approximately 9:00 p.m. ORS will be inaccessible during this time.

    The TIDE system will be down for maintenance from Saturday, July 28 at 8:00 a.m. through Monday, July 30 at approximately 9:00 p.m. TIDE will be inaccessible during this time.

    The Practice Test Site will be available during these downtimes but users can only log in under guest mode. Users will not be able to enter student credentials or session IDs during this time.

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

    Added July 26, 2018
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