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This portal is your source for information about Ohio’s Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD).

Recent Announcements

  • iPadOS 14 Support Reminder

    As a reminder, new versions of iPadOS are blocked from accessing testing sites while Cambium Assessment confirms the new version functions properly for testing. Typically, it can take up to 90 days after release of a new version to verify support. In some instances a new Secure Browser may be required to support a new operating system version.

    iPads should not be updated to v14 until support is confirmed. For information on how to control version updates on iPads, see the Technology Guide for iPads. Watch for future communication on iPadOS support updates. If you have additional questions, contact the Ohio Help Desk at OHHelpdesk@cambiumassessment.com or 877-231-7809.

    Added October 19, 2020
  • Alternate Assessment for Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD) Item Specifications Now Available

    Item Specification documents for the Alternate Assessment for Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD) have been posted to the AASCD portal under General Resources.

    These test specifications provide an overview of the structure and content for each grade and subject area of the AASCD, a description of the test design, information on the items that will appear on the tests, and a test blueprint that identifies the range and distribution of items grouped into various reporting categories. These Test Specifications also provide specific guidelines for the development of all items used for the AASCD.

    Added September 28, 2020
  • 2020-2021 AASCD Online Practice Test Updates

    The AASCD online practice tests have been updated going into the 2020-2021 school year. These updates include:

    • Number of questions per test has been increased to 20
    • No longer required to enter a password to exit full screen mode
    • Each practice test is comprised of two segments to mirror the AASCD administration
      • Segment one - contains 4 items to account for the early stopping rule
      • Segment two – contains the remaining 16 items
    • Item-level scoring available for each question
    • Score summary available at the end of each practice test

    Users can access the Student Practice Site from the AASCD test portal via a supported web browser, or by selecting “Take a Practice Test” from the bottom left of the Secure Browser or Secure Test App. The Practice Test Site allows users to experience the sign-in process, navigate the online testing system, use the available tools and features and become familiar with online testing. Administrators can access the TA Practice Site on the AASCD test portal to experience starting a session, approving students to test and to become familiar with online testing.

    The 2020-2021 AASCD Practice Site Guidance Document provides information on using the online practice site. This document, as well as the AASCD Practice Test Scoring Guides is available on the AASCD test portal under Student Practice Resources. 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 online practice tests.

    Added June 30, 2020
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Welcome!

This portal is your source for information about Ohio’s Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD).