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

Technology Coordinators

Welcome!

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

Announcements

  • 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
  • Upcoming Systems Downtime

    The following systems will be down for maintenance and inaccessible beginning July 3 at 9:00PM through July 8:

    • Online Reporting System (ORS)
    • TA Certification Course
    • TA Practice Site

    The following systems will be available, with some limitations:

    • TIDE
      • Users cannot submit Rescore or Score Assigned to Wrong Student requests
      • Users cannot lookup or resolve discrepant records
    • Practice Test Site
      • Users can only log in under guest mode
      • Users will not be able to enter student credentials or session IDs

    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 2, 2018
  • Alternate Assessment Survey Closing

    The Alternate Assessment Survey will be closing this Friday, April 20, 2018. If you have feedback about the Spring 2018 Ohio Alternate Assessment or if you would like to become involved with the development of Ohio’s new alternate assessment, please complete the Alternate Assessment Survey by Friday, April 20, 2018. Your feedback is valuable and will be used to inform future policies and procedures for the AASCD.

    Added April 17, 2018
  • Spring 2018 AASCD Test Window

    The Spring 2018 AASCD test window is now open, February 20 – April 13. All student scores must be entered into the DEI by 11:59pmApril 13. Failure to enter scores in the DEI will result in no scores being reported. As a reminder, personnel entering student scores into the DEI must be assigned the appropriate user account (TE, TA, or SR).

    For guidance on entering data, please see the Data Entry Interface User Guide and DEI FAQs.

    Added February 20, 2018
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