9-12 District
Test Coordinator
Bulletin

9-12 District
Test Coordinator
Bulletin

New! Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

9/6/2019

New! Updates to the AASCD Online Practice Tests 

The AASCD online practice tests will be updated for the 2019-2020 school year on September 16. Updates to the AASCD online practice tests include the following:
  • In addition to grades 10, 11 and 12, the AASCD high school practice tests will also be available for grade 9.
  • The Mark for Review option will be removed from the context menu.*
  • A No Response option will be added to the context menu.*
  • The congratulations screen will no longer include the option to go back and review test questions.*
*Once a response, including the no response option, has been entered for a question on the AASCD 2.0 tests and the student has moved on to the next question, the previous question should not be re-administered. Students and administrators should not go back and review or change responses on previously answered questions.
 

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 Online (O), Supplemental (S), and Paper (P). A test mode should be indicated for each of the four subjects that a student will be administered. Online indicates the district plans to test the student using the student interface via the secure browser, without any paper materials: supplemental indicates the district plans to test the student using the student interface via the secure browser, with supplemental paper response cards; and paper test mode indicates that the district plans to test the student using full paper test kits.
 
Note: More information pertaining to test modes and paper accommodations will be provided in future communications.
 
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.
 
The layout and guidance document are located on the TIDE Resources page of the portal.
 

AASCD 2.0 Test Blueprints 

The AASCD 2.0 test blueprints are available on the Alternate Assessment page of the Department’s website and available under the General Resources page on the AASCD portal. 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.