Call for participation: Spring 2019 Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD) 2.0 online independent field test
The Ohio Department of Education invites all districts and schools to take part in the spring 2019 Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD) 2.0 online independent field test administration April 15-May 31.
Districts can administer the AASCD 2.0 independent field test to any student who took the spring 2019 AASCD 1.0. Students that districts pre-identified in TIDE for the spring 2019 AASCD 1.0 automatically are pre-identified for the AASCD 2.0 independent field test.
Participation in the spring 2019 AASCD 2.0 independent field test provides districts, teachers and students the opportunity to experience online alternate assessment administration to better prepare for next year’s spring 2020 AASCD 2.0 online operational field test. Participation in the spring 2019 field test is voluntary, and there is no minimum number of students or schools a district must have to participate. Districts may choose to have all students who take the alternate assessment participate in the field test. They also may have only one school or classroom in the district or only one student participate. However, the Department encourages districts to have as many eligible students as possible take the field test.
Test administrators begin test sessions via the TA Interface, available on the Ohio Alternate Assessment portal. Students access the online test via the AIR Secure Browser or AIRSecureTest app, available for download from the Ohio Alternate Assessment portal.
For questions or assistance with conducting online testing, email the Ohio Help Desk or call 1 (877) 231-7809.