This portal is your source for information about Ohio’s Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD).
An Online Refresher Training PowerPoint is now available for download on the Alternate Assessment Portal. This narrated presentation contains an overview of information regarding design of the assessment, changes for the spring 2017 administration, administering the assessment, starting points, entering student scores, and more. This is an optional resource for all test administrators for the AASCD. To download this resource, search for “Online Refresher Training” in the Test Administration Resources section of the portal.
The Spring 2017 AASCD On-Time Order Window opens on Monday, November 28 and closes on Friday, December 9. During the order window, DTCs will need to: verify contact information, confirm participation for the AASCD, and confirm or adjust orders for TA Kits. DTCs will access the “TA Kit Orders AASCD Spring 2017” administration in TIDE for online administrations to complete these order related tasks.
The spring 2017 AASCD manuals are now available on the Alternate Assessment Portal. The AASCD Directions for Administration Manual outlines how teachers/test administrators should prepare for and administer the AASCD. 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.