Alternate Assessment

Alternate Assessment

Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD) 1.0

2019 Testing Window
Opens at 8:00 am on February 19, 2019
Closes at 5:00 pm on April 12, 2019
For general questions about Alternate Assessment contact:
Andrew Hinkle
Office for Exceptional Children, Ohio Department of Education

AASCD Resources

District Support for 1% AASCD Cap
Ohio Department of Education's resources for submitting district justifications and Ohio's Alternate Assessment participation waiver. 

Who Can Participate in the Alternate Assessment for Students
with Significant Cognitive Disabilities? 
Participation in the Ohio AASCD reflects the pervasive nature of a significant cognitive disability and requires the answer
to ALL of the criteria be YES. A student who participates in the AASCD participates in this assessment for all content areas. 
-Ohio Alternate Assessment Portal and section 12 of IEP
The student is eligible to participate in the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD) if all responses are YES. 
-Ohio Alternate Assessment Portal 
-Ohio Department of Education 
Ohio’s Learning Standards – Extended (OLS-E) also are commonly known as "the extended standards." These standards help to ensure that students with significant cognitive disabilities are provided with multiple ways to learn and demonstrate knowledge. At the same time, the extended standards are designed to maintain the rigor and high expectations of Ohio’s Learning Standards.   -Ohio Department of Education 

Testing Resources 
The Spring 2019 AASCD Directions for Administration Manual outlines how teachers/test administrators should prepare for and administer the AASCD Operational Paper (1.0) administration and AASCD Online Independent Field Test (2.0) administration. All teachers, test administrators, and second raters should review the manual in advance of the test window.    -Ohio's Alternate Assessment Portal 
This portal is your source for information about Ohio’s Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD).
Ohio state test security policy is based on law written in the Ohio Administrative and Revised Code.  These codes cover test security, administration, provision and the ethical use of state tests.   Districts, community schools and participating chartered nonpublic schools must establish a written test security plan each school year and present the test security training to all employees that have any level of test access by Oct 1.   The district security policy must establish written procedures to protect the security of test materials and must also include procedures for investigating any alleged violations and due process and policy for individuals accused of cheating and compromising a student’s test.   -Ohio's Alternate Assessment Portal
Sample tasks to be used to practice administering the AASCD.  Directions for printing are also included.
-Ohio's Alternate Assessment Portal. 

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