Ohio’s Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD)
Ohio’s new Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD) was administered for the first time in spring 2013. The AASCD marks a change in Ohio’s alternate assessment, which previously consisted of a portfolio-based collection of evidence. The AASCD is aligned to Ohio’s Academic Content Standards–Extended (OACS-E) and designed to allow students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in an appropriately rigorous assessment. The AASCD will be administered by grade band (3-5, 6-8, OGT). All students will be assessed in English language arts and mathematics. Students in grades 5 and 8 will also be assessed in science. Students taking the OGT-AASCD will also be assessed in science and social studies.
Ohio Alternate Assessment Portal
The Ohio Alternate Assessment Portal is your gateway to all systems and resources for the administration of the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD). It includes FAQs and resources for students and families, teachers/test administrators, test coordinators, and technology coordinators. Although this portal is available to the public, several systems require users to log in using their account information.
The Ohio Alternate Assessment Portal can be accessed at http://oh.portal.airast.org.
Ohio Documents - Assessment Resources
To obtain a copy of the Test Coordinator’s Manual, Directions for Administration Manual, online systems’ user guides, and other important resources for the AASCD, please visit the Ohio Alternate Assessment Portal. Search for the resources by first choosing your user role (e.g. Teachers/Test Administrators, Test Coordinators, etc) and then navigating to the corresponding “Resources” page.
Previous Year's Resources 2012 - 2013
Ohio Technical Reports
TR 2013 – 01 AASCD Ohio Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities, English Language Arts Grades 3-8 and OGT, Mathematics Grades 3-8 and OGT, Science Grades 5, 8 and OGT, Social Studies OGT, Spring 2013 Technical Report
Other Alternate Assessments Documents
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