Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD) 2.0

Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD) 2.0

Regional Training Information

2020 SST6 Face to Face AASCD 2.0 Training 
 
Description of Event:
This training prepares Teachers (TE), Test Administrators (TA) and District Test Coordinators (DTC) with specific information about preparing for and administering the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities 2.0 (AASCD).  This is the first year that the AASCD will be administered online.  There are supplemental materials and full paper forms of the AASCD available but are considered an accommodation.  They should only be used in limited situtations and must be approved by the Office for Exceptional Children (OEC).  It is imperative that those involved in the administration of the assessment attend training either at the regional or local level to become aware of changes and updates in the process.   
 
There are three opportunities to attend regional level training.  You only need to attend ONE training. 
 

 Date

 Time

Location 

Thursday
January 16, 2020
Registration: 8:30-9:00
Training: 9:00-3:00
 
1 hour for lunch on your own 
SST6 Office
 
1045 Dearbaugh Avenue
Suite #1
Wapakoneta, OH 45895 
Friday
January 17, 2020

Registration: 8:30-9:00

Training: 9:00-3:00
 
1 hour for lunch on your own 
Madison-Champaign ESC
 
2200 South U.S. Highway 68
Urbana, OH 43078 
Wednesday
January 22, 2020

Registration: 8:30-9:00

Training: 9:00-3:00
 
1 hour for lunch on your own

SST6 Office

1045 Dearbaugh Avenue
Suite #1
Wapakoneta, OH 45895 
 
Register through the OH|ID Portal by accessing the STARS Dashboard under Training and Registration. 
 
 
 
For general questions about Alternate Assessment contact:
Andrew Hinkle
Office for Exceptional Children, Ohio Department of Education
(614)644-7304 
andrew.hinkle@education.ohio.gov 


AASCD Student Participation

 
Who Can Participate in the AASCD?
 
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
 
Image of document referred to in link. 
 
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 
 
Image of document referred to in the link. 
 
To assist IEP teams in making appropriate decisions regarding student participation in Ohio's AASCD.  This document is to be used in conjunction with the guidelines and flowchart.  
-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.  (Images shown below refer only to the extended standards for Science.  Extended standards also exist for ELA, Math and Social Studies) -Ohio Department of Education 
 
 
 
A learning Progression is a sequence of skills linked to a learning target that build base skills and engagement as learners make progress toward mastery of the standard or learning target.  These Learning Progressions are a companion to the OLS-E and help develop teacher and learner clarity about embedded skills within each standard.   (Images shown below refer only to the extended standards with learning progressions for Science.  The same format also exist for ELA, Math and Social Studies)   -OCALI
 
    
 

AASCD Staff Support

Spring 2020 Testing Window

Opens February 18, 2020
Closes at 5:00p.m. on March 27, 2020 
 
 
Where can I find information to support administration of the AASCD?
 
Your source for information about Ohio's Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities.      
 
 
 
 2019-2020 AASCD Online Practice Tests
 
2019-2020 AASCD Practice Site Guidance Document    Guidance for the online practice tests, including an overview of the available tests, how to sign into the Student Practice Site and the available features.  -Alternate Assessment Portal
 
 Student Practice Test Site Students should be provided access to experience the sign-in process, navigate the online testing system, use the available tools and features and become familiar with online testing.   -Alternate Assessment Portal
 
 
 
TA Practice Test Site   Administrators should access to experience starting a session, approving students to test and to become familiar with online testing.   -Alternate Assessment Portal
 
 
 
 
 

Supporting Inclusion of ALL students

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