One percent alternate assessment justification portal open through Dec. 10


The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires each district or community school to complete and submit a justification when it anticipates testing more than 1 percent of students with the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities. If your district anticipates testing more than 1 percent of your students with the alternate assessment, it must complete and submit the online justification form via the link emailed to the district’s superintendent.
To assist in the process, download this planning worksheet for the justification form. Note, this template is only a tool to help prepare the justification. All justifications must be submitted online using the link sent to the superintendent.
The deadline for submitting this justification is Dec. 10.
The Ohio Department of Education will review the justification submitted by each district or community school. The Department is required to post and make publicly available all justifications received.
For questions, please contact