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

Key Documents


  • Technology Updates for 2021-2022

    The technology requirements and secure browsers will be updated in July in preparation for the 2021-2022 school year. Similar to prior summers there will be an overlap period in July and August where the current year and new year requirements and secure browsers are both usable. Below are the anticipated updates. This information is subject to change before release.

    Operating System

    Secure Browser


    8.1 (Professional & Enterprise)

    10, 10 in S Mode (Educational, Professional, & Enterprise) (Versions 1909-20H2)

    Server 2012 R2, 2016 R2

    Windows Secure Browser 14



    Mac Secure Browser 12.5



    Mac Secure Browser 14


    Fedora 32-33 LTS (Gnome)
    Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04a LTS (Gnome)

    Linux Secure Browser 14




    SecureTestBrowser 7



    SecureTestBrowser 7

    Added May 25, 2021
  • Test Portal Refresh

    In preparation for the 2021–2022 academic year, Cambium Assessment is rolling out a significant update to the test portals that test administrators, teachers, parents, and students use to access information regarding testing programs and navigate to its assessment systems. The refresh will modernize the portals to improve ease of use, accessibility and searchability of resources. Be on the lookout for more information on this coming update.

    Added May 25, 2021
  • Upcoming Scheduled Maintenance

    Cambium Assessment will be conducting periodic maintenance of the testing systems to ensure system stability and reliability throughout the school year. These maintenance periods will occur on the dates indicated below and can last up to 24 hours. During a maintenance period some or all of these systems may be inaccessible:

    • TIDE
    • Student Testing Site and Practice Test Site
    • TA Interface and TA Practice Site
    • Online Reporting System (ORS) and Centralized Reporting System (CRS)
    • Teacher Hand Scoring System
    • Data Entry Interface
    • TA Certification Courses
    • Assessment Systems Inbox

    Maintenance Windows

    • Saturday, June 12, beginning at 9 a.m.

    Added March 9, 2021
  • iPad Secure Browser Update

    This message pertains only to districts and schools using iPad devices. An updated secure test app for iPads will be available in the App Store within the next few days. There is no need to download this update. You may download and install the update at your discretion, but it is not required for secure student testing. If you have any questions about this, please contact the Ohio Help Desk at OHHelpdesk@cambiumassessment.com or 1- 877-231-7809.

    Added January 15, 2021
  • Upcoming TIDE Downtime

    The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will be down for maintenance starting Tuesday, January 5 at 6:00 p.m. TIDE will be available for access on Wednesday, January 6.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For questions or concerns regarding this downtime please contact the Ohio Help Desk at ohhelpdesk@cambiumassessment.com or 877-231-7809.

    Added December 28, 2020
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