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

Key Documents

Announcements

  • 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
  • July 2020 Server Maintenance Downtime

    Cambium Assessment will be conducting server maintenance in July. This maintenance will require system downtime from 7 P.M. Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5. During this maintenance period these systems may be inaccessible:

    • TIDE
    • Student Testing Site and Practice Test Site
    • TA Interface and TA Practice Site
    • Online Reporting System (ORS)
    • Data Entry Interface
    • TA Certification Course

    Added June 26, 2020
  • Test Portal User Survey

    As part of the initiative to improve test portals, Cambium Assessment is evaluating the OST Test Portal and AASCD Test Portal via an online survey. Your feedback in this survey will help us understand how best to improve the user experience for all stakeholders that use the test portals.

    You can provide your feedback by participating in an online survey that can be accessed at: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5612885/State-Assessment-Portal-Feedback-Survey

    The survey should take about 7-10 minutes, and your responses are anonymous.

    Please complete the survey by June 30, 2020.

    If you have any questions about the survey, please call the Cambium Assessment Portal Survey Help Desk at 877-206-7039.

    We appreciate your input! 

    Added June 15, 2020
  • Important Dates Page Temporarily Disabled

    Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and Ohio’s ordered school-building closure, the Important Dates pages on the testing portals have been temporarily disabled. Once definitive dates for testing activities have been set, the pages will be reinstated. Please continue to monitor these announcements and watch for emails and other direct communication from the Department to stay up to date on information concerning state testing. We also encourage you to monitor the COVID-19 FAQ page set up by the Ohio Department of Education here: education.ohio.gov/coronavirus.

    Added March 19, 2020
  • IMPORTANT: Information About Test Administration Windows During Ordered School-Building Closure

    Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Governor Mike DeWine announced on March 12 that all Ohio school buildings are closed beginning 12:01 a.m. on March 17 and ending 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020. 

    Testing for the following assessments will be suspended beginning on March 17, 2020:

    Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD)

    Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA)

    Ohio English Language Proficiency Screener (OELPS)

    Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT)

    Previously scheduled Ohio State Test (OST) and End-of-Course (EOC) test windows will be delayed

    The Student Testing Site, Test Administrator (TA) Interface, and the Data Entry Interface will not be accessible starting March 17. At this point, additional details about test window scheduling and extensions have not been determined. 

    We appreciate the patience of Ohio's schools and districts as we work through many questions related to the closure of school buildings as a result of this public health crisis. 

    We know you have more questions and we will continue to work to provide you with answers as they become available. Please look for further communications regarding state testing. We also encourage you to monitor the COVID-19 FAQ page set up by the Ohio Department of Education here: education.ohio.gov/coronavirus.

    If you have further questions, please contact the Ohio Help Desk at 1-877-231-7809, OHHelpDesk@cambiumassessment.com.

    Added March 17, 2020
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