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

  • 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
  • AASCD Operational Test Material Delivery, Additional Ordering, Second Raters and DEI Reminder

    Districts that confirmed participation and submitted on-time Test Administration Kit orders will receive Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD) test materials on Monday, February 4. Please check your materials, per the instructions provided in the Test Coordinator’s Manual. If you are missing boxes, call the Help Desk at ohhelpdesk@air.org or 1-877-231-7809. Kits should be distributed to test administrators in advance of the Spring 2019 AASCD operational (1.0) administration window opening on February 19.

    Additional orders can be placed in TIDE starting Monday, February 4 – Wednesday, April 10 at the district level only, and are subject to ODE approval. DTCs may Pre-ID new students and update Pre-ID data for the operational (1.0) AASCD through April 12.

    Districts that pre-identified their AASCD students in TIDE by January 23 should log into TIDE starting Thursday, February 7, to confirm which students have a second rater assignment. Each district should expect to have at least one student per grade band who requires a second rater for the Spring 2019 operational (1.0) AASCD.

    As a reminder, the Spring 2019 operational (1.0) AASCD administration window is February 19 – April 12. All scores must be submitted into the Data Entry Interface (DEI) by 5:00 PM on April 12. Failure to enter scores in the DEI by this deadline will result in no scores being reported.

    Added February 1, 2019
  • New Secure Browser for macOS 10.13 and 10.14

    This message pertains only to districts and schools using devices with macOS 10.13 and 10.14 to administer online tests; all others may disregard this message. AIR has completed the review of macOS 10.14 and determined a new secure browser is required to support this new operating system. Additionally, a security issue has been discovered for macOS 10.13.

    To allow support of 10.14 and to resolve the security issue in 10.13, Mac Secure Browser 10.6 will be available beginning on Monday, November 26. Devices running macOS 10.9 to 10.12 may continue to use the current Mac Secure Browser 10.3.

    Beginning on Monday, December 3, Mac Secure Browser 10.6 will be required for devices running macOS 10.13 and 10.14 to access the secure student testing site.

    If you have any questions about this information or need assistance with installing the secure browser, contact the Ohio Help Desk at 877.231.7809 or ohhelpdesk@air.org.

    Added November 27, 2018
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