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).


  • 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
  • Spring 2019 AASCD Manuals Available

    The spring 2019 AASCD manuals are now available on the Alternate Assessment Portal. The spring 2019 AASCD manuals include information pertaining to both the AASCD Operational Paper (1.0) administration and the AASCD Online Independent Field Test (2.0) administration.

    The AASCD Directions for Administration Manual outlines how teachers/test administrators should prepare for and administer the AASCD assessments. All teachers, test administrators, and second raters should review the manual in advance of the test window. The AASCD Test Coordinator’s Manual outlines the responsibilities and procedures that district and building test coordinators are to follow for the AASCD assessments.

    Added October 5, 2018
  • AASCD 2.0 Online Practice Tests Now Available

    In preparation for the move towards online AASCD (2.0) testing, AIR has released online AASCD (2.0) practice tests and the AASCD Practice Test Guidance Document as of today. The AASCD 2.0 Practice Tests are available for students and administrators on the AASCD portal via the Student Practice Test Site and TA Practice Site.

    The Practice Test Sites provide students and administrators the opportunity to experience the sign in process, navigate the online testing system, use the available tools and features, and familiarize themselves with online testing. For administrators, the TA Practice Site provides an opportunity for TAs to become familiar with the TA Interface, including setting up a test session and monitoring a student’s test progress.

    Both the Student and TA Practice Test Sites can be accessed via any supported web browser. The Student Practice Test Site can also be accessed via the AIR Secure Browser or Secure Test App, available for download on the AASCD Secure Browsers page. For more information regarding system requirements and installing the AIR Secure Browser or Secure Test App, please refer to the Technology Resources available on the AASCD portal.

    For additional questions or for assistance with accessing the AASCD 2.0 Practice Test Sites, please contact the Ohio Help Desk at ohhelpdesk@air.org, 877-231-7809 option 2.

    Added October 3, 2018
  • Ohio Learning Standards-EXTENDED (Revised September 2018)

    On Sept. 18, 2018, the State Board of Education adopted the revised grade-level Ohio’s Learning Standards-Extended for students who are assessed using the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD). The Ohio’s Learning Standards-Extended are specific statements of knowledge and skills linked to the expectations in Ohio’s Learning Standards. The extensions build a bridge that provides grade-level access for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities to the content of Ohio’s Learning Standards. The Ohio’s Learning Standards-Extended can be found on the Department's website.

    Added September 27, 2018
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