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 dates 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 (ORS)*
    • Teacher Hand Scoring System
    • Data Entry Interface
    • TA Certification Course
    • Assessment Systems Inbox

    *Note: The ORS maintenance for January will begin Friday, January 11, at approximately 7:30 p.m. and conclude by Sunday at 9 a.m.

    Winter Maintenance Windows

    • Saturday, January 12, beginning at 9 a.m.
    • Saturday, February 9, beginning at 9 a.m.
    • Saturday, March 16, beginning at 9 a.m.

    Added January 7, 2019
  • Spring 2019 1.0 Refresher and 2.0 Training PowerPoints Now Available

    The Spring 2019 AASCD 1.0 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 AASCD 1.0 paper assessment, changes for the spring 2019 administration, administering the assessment, starting points, entering student scores, and more.

    To prepare districts for the AASCD Online 2.0 assessments, an AASCD 2.0 Administration Training PowerPoint is also available for download on the Alternate Assessment Portal. This narrated presentation contains an overview of information regarding design of the AASCD 2.0 online assessment, the online systems used for the assessment, administering the assessment, and more.

    These PowerPoints are optional resources for all test administrators for the AASCD. These resources can be downloaded from the Test Administration Resources section of the portal.

    Added December 5, 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
    • Assessment Systems Inbox

    Winter Maintenance Windows

    • Saturday, December 15 beginning at 9 a.m.
    • Saturday, January 5 beginning at 9 a.m.
    • Saturday, February 9 beginning at 9 a.m.

    Added November 19, 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
    • Assessment Systems Inbox

    Fall Maintenance Windows

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

    Added November 12, 2018
  • New Inbox Portal Card

    A new system card has been added to the users pages for Teachers/Test Administrators and Test Coordinators. Clicking on the Inbox card will take you directly to your Ohio Assessment Systems Inbox, without the need to access TIDE or ORS first. This card provides a quick way to access files generated in TIDE or ORS, such as student exports or results data files. Access the Inbox using your same login credentials which are used to access all other secure testing systems.

    Added October 19, 2018
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