9-12 District
Test Coordinator
Bulletin

9-12 District
Test Coordinator
Bulletin

New! SPRING 2021 Alternate Assessment Operational Field-Test Administration Window

7/22/2020

The spring 2020 Alternate Assessment for Students with the most Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD) Operational Field Test administration was designed to be a six-week window but was not completed due to the ordered school-building closures in March 2020. 
 
The spring 2021 AASCD administration will be an Operational Field Test, Feb. 2-March 19, 2021, providing a seven-week testing window. All testing and entry of student responses must be completed by 5 p.m. March 19, 2021.

Prior to releasing scores for the spring 2021 AASCD Operational Field Test, the Department must conduct a standard-setting committee meeting. The standard-setting committee, composed of Ohio stakeholders, will review student performance data and performance level cut scores. The Department then will present the proposed performance standards to the State Board of Education. After State Board approval, the scores for the Operational Field Test will be released to districts. Districts should look for future communications regarding the release date of scores for the spring 2021 AASCD Operational Field Test administration.
 
Districts should ensure that staff involved in the administration of the AASCD are aware of the spring 2021 AASCD Operational Field Test administration window. The Department’s website will be updated to reflect the change in schedule.
 
For questions or concerns regarding the test window dates for the spring 2021 Alternate Assessment Operational Field Test, contact the Office of Assessment at statetests@education.ohio.gov.