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Alternate Assessment

Alternate Assessment

Information and 2017-18 Testing Dates


Fall 2017 Test Administration Manual


Ohio's Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD)


  An Interpretive Guide has been posted on the Ohio Alternate Assessment Portal, and it provides guidance for families regarding the AASCD and goes through features of the score reports and what they mean.

Ohio's Learning Standards - Extended

Beginning in 2018, Ohio will start the revision of Ohio’s Learning Standards-Extended in science and social studies. During the revision process, the Department will gather feedback that reflects the experience that Ohio educators and parents gained with the extended standards during the past five years since they were first adopted. 


Other Important Dates for Alternate Assessment



Users task opens for the school year in TIDE

August 22, 2017

Students task opens in TIDE for uploading pre-ID files and adding/editing student information

August 22, 2017

AASCD on-time order window is open in TIDE

November 14, 2017–November 29, 2017

*Deadline for submitting student pre-ID data in order to receive second rater assignments in advance of the test window

January 31, 2018

Second rater assignments available in TIDE for the AASCD

February 8, 2018

AASCD test materials due in district

February 6, 2018

AASCD additional order window is open in TIDE

February 5, 2018–April 11, 2018

Spring 2018 Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities test administration window

February 20, 2018–April 13, 2018



Contact Malinda Johnnston malinda.johnston@sst16.org for questions concerning the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities.