Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities
Released AASCD Tasks Available on Portal
For the first time for the alternate assessment, tasks have been released from previous years’ administrations and are now available on the Ohio Alternate Assessment Portal
The released tasks are from all three grade bands (3-5, 6-8, and HS) and from all four subject areas (English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies). These tasks include the test booklet, response cards, and posters needed to practice administering the AASCD with students.
Update to Ohio’s Learning Standards – Extended
This fall, educators statewide will assist the Ohio Department of Education in updating Ohio’s Learning Standards-Extended in English language arts and mathematics. Beginning in 2018, the Department will start the revision of Ohio’s Learning Standards-Extended in science and social studies. Educators who use the extended standards and instruct students who take alternate assessments, as well as those who have expertise in these content areas, may wish to apply to participate in the working groups that will draft revisions.
During the revision process, the Department will gather feedback that reflects the experience that Ohio educators and parents gained with the extended standards during the past five years since they were first adopted.
Through this periodic standards review, our state aims to ensure that students with significant cognitive disabilities have multiple ways to learn and demonstrate knowledge. At the same time, we will work together so that the extended standards will continue reflecting the rigor and high expectations of Ohio’s Learning Standards.