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


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


  • District Test Coordinators Quick Guide

    The new District Test Coordinators Quick Guide is now posted to the Ohio Department of Education Testing Webpage under Resources. This guide provides links, acronyms, definitions, contact information and resources that will assist district test coordinators with their position.

    Added March 21, 2019
  • Accessibility Features for the AASCD Independent Field Test Now Available

    To assist districts with preparations for the AASCD 2.0 Independent Field Test, AIR expanded the Test Settings feature in TIDE to include AASCD. This feature allows districts to set AASCD test settings in TIDE prior to testing. Districts can access this feature under the Student Information task in TIDE to ensure all accessibility features are appropriately marked for AASCD students taking the Independent Field Test.

    As a reminder, Text-To-Speech (TTS) is on for all AASCD tests and cannot be turned off. Administrators should allow the TTS to play first, to ensure the TTS reads any “hidden” text.

    Districts can access the TA Practice and Student Practice Sites and refer to the Practice Test Guidance document on the portal for more information about the available test settings and tools. The test settings and tools set in TIDE will be available for students when they log in to take the Independent Field Test.

    For directions on uploading or manually editing student test settings, refer to the TIDE User Guide, located on the portal.

    Added March 14, 2019
  • TIDE Downtime

    On Friday, February 15 the TIDE system will be down for maintenance from approximately 5pm to 8pm. 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 ohhelpdesk@air.org or 877-231-7809.

    Added February 11, 2019
  • DEI User Guide and FAQs Posted

    The Data Entry Interface (DEI) User Guide for the Spring 2019 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 19 through Friday, April 12. During this testing window, all student scores must be entered into the DEI - failure to enter data before 5:00 p.m. on April 12 will result in no scores being reported.

    Added February 11, 2019
  • 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 ohhelpdesk@air.org or 877-231-7809

    Added February 7, 2019
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