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

  • Spring 2019 AASCD 2.0 Online Independent Field Test Window

    The Ohio Department of Education invites all districts and schools to participate in the Spring 2019 Alternate Assessment for students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD) 2.0 online independent field test window April 15 - May 31. The AASCD 2.0 independent field test may be administered to any student who took the spring 2019 AASCD 1.0. Students who were preidentified in TIDE for the spring 2019 AASCD 1.0 are automatically preidentified for the AASCD 2.0 independent field test.

    Participation in the Spring 2019 AASCD 2.0 independent field test provides districts, teachers, and students the opportunity to experience online alternate assessment testing to better prepare for next year’s Spring 2020 AASCD 2.0 online operational field test. Participation in the Spring 2019 field test is voluntary and there is no minimum number of students or schools within a district that must participate. Districts may choose to have all students who take the alternate assessment in the district participate in the field test, or only a school or classroom in the district might participate, or even just one student in the district may take the field test. The department encourages as many eligible students within a district as possible take the field test.

    Test administrators begin test sessions via the TA Interface, available on the Ohio Alternate Assessment portal. Students access the online tests via the AIR Secure Browser or AIRSecureTest app, available for download from the Ohio Alternate Assessment portal

    AASCD Independent Field Test Survey

    Test administrators and others are invited to submit feedback on their experience with the AASCD 2.0 independent field test. A link to the survey is available from the Ohio Alternate Assessment portal homepage. All feedback is valuable and will be used to inform future policies and procedures for AASCD online testing.
     

    Added April 29, 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
  • 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
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