New! Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities
New! AASCD Pre-ID Requirements for 2019-2020
TIDE is available for districts to preidentify students for the spring 2020 AASCD. For the 2019-2020 school year, the primary disability field is required to be populated
if the Alternate Assessment field is indicated as Yes (Y) when preidentifying students in TIDE. Another change from previous years is that districts now will indicate the test mode for AASCD students. Test modes for the AASCD include Paper (P), Online (O) and Supplemental (S). A test mode should be indicated for each of the four subjects that a student will be administered. The paper test mode indicates that the district plans to test the student using full paper test kits; online indicates the district plans to test the student using the student interface via the secure browser, without any paper materials; and supplemental indicates the district plans to test the student using the student interface via the secure browser, with supplemental paper response cards.
The Department has updated its Student Pre-Identification (Pre-ID) File Layout for the 2019-2020 school year for the changes discussed above. The layout builds upon the 2018-2019 layout; changes to the layout are indicated in red font. Review the Guidance Document for 2019-2020 Ohio Pre-ID Files
for details on the changes to the layout. Please share and work with your ITC and/or district data service personnel as soon as possible in the preparation of Pre-ID files.
AASCD 2.0 Test Blueprints
The AASCD 2.0 test blueprints currently are available on the Alternate Assessment page
of the Department’s website and were available under the General Resources
page on the AASCD portal in July. These blueprints serve as a guide for test construction and provide an outline of the content and skills to be measured on the AASCD 2.0 tests. They include the learning standards grouped under each reporting category, what the item range is for each reporting category and the total test items.