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
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
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