New! Updates to the AASCD Online Practice Tests
The AASCD online practice tests have been updated for the 2020-2021 school year. Updates include
- Increasing the number of questions to 20 per test;
- Removing the password requirement to exit out of full screen mode;
- Adding the early stopping rule after the first 4 items of each test; and
- Adding the item-level scoring for each question and a score summary at the end of each practice test, similar to what is currently available on OST practice tests.
Students can access the Practice Test Site
on the Alternate Assessment portal
via any supported web browser. The Practice Test Site allows students to experience the sign-in process, navigate the online testing system, use the available tools and features and become familiar with online testing. Administrators should access the TA Practice Site on the Alternate Assessment portal to experience starting a session, approving students to test and to become familiar with online testing, prior to administering the spring 2021 AASCD Operational Field Test.
The 2020-2021 AASCD Practice Site Guidance Document
is available on the Alternate Assessment portal. Please review this guidance document for details on using the online practice test sites. AASCD Practice Test Scoring Guides are also available under the Student Practice Resources
page of the Alternate Assessment portal. These scoring guides provide the extended standard, item target level, access limitations, answer key, reporting category and notes on scoring information for each item on the AASCD half-length practice tests. They also include screen shots and the scripts for each stimulus and item.