1% Alternate Assessment district justification portal open through March 31
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires each district or community school to complete and submit a justification when it anticipates testing more than 1.0% of students with the Alternate Assessment for Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities.
- If a district or community school anticipates testing more than 1.0% of students with the alternate assessment in 2022-2023, school leaders must complete the justification and confirm assurances via the link emailed to the district’s superintendent.
- If a district or community school does not anticipate testing more than 1.0% of students with the alternate assessment, school leaders must select “No” and confirm assurances via the link emailed to the district’s superintendent.
A template of the justification form
is available to assist in the process. Note that the PDF template is only a tool to help prepare the justification. All justifications must be submitted via the link sent to the superintendent.
The deadline for submitting this justification is March 31.
The Ohio Department of Education will review justifications submitted by each district or community school. The Department is required to make publicly available all justifications upon request. Send questions to AAparticipation@education.ohio.gov.