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April 25, 2015




              Lorene Pfahler
For information about alternate assessment, please contact Lorene Pfahler at Lorene.Pfahler@sstr5.org

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Sample Student Learning Objectives
The ODE provides sample Student Learning Objectives to guide educators in writing their own SLOs.
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Ohio Academic Content Standards-Extended
Find the standards that help ensure students with significant cognitive disabilities are provided with multiple ways to learn and to demonstrate knowledge.
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Ohio Alternate Assessment Portal
For the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD), available online are test administration functions, training, and informational resources.
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AASCD Sample Tasks
Find sample tasks for Ohio's Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD).
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Eligibility for Participation in Ohio's Alternate Assessment
Examine state and federal laws that inform whether a student can participate in Ohio's alternate assessment.
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Spring 2015 OCBA (Science and Social Studies) Materials
The Test Coordinator's Manual and the Directions for Adminstration Manual for the Spring 2015 Ohio Computer Based Assessments (Science and Social Studies) have been released.
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View/Download the Directions for Administration Manual

New Data Entry Interface Tutorial Now Available
Updated to reflect to reflect enhancements for the spring 2015 administration, a Data Entry Interface Tutorial can be found on the Ohio Assessment Systems Portal. All teachers, test administrators and second raters are encouraged to review the tutorial in advance of the test window.
Direct link to the Data Entry Interface Tutorial

Key Dates - Spring 2015 Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities
Oct. 27Jan. 23  Window for submitting pre-ID data in order to receive second rater assignments in advance of the test window
Dec. 112  On-time order window open in the Test Information Distribution Engine for online administration
Feb. 9Apr. 15  Additional order window open in the Test Information Distribution Engine for online administrations
Feb. 9  Materials due in district
Feb. 9  Additional orders begin shipping
Feb. 23Apr. 17  Spring 2015 Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities administration
Feb. 23Apr. 17  Resets and invalidations window open in the Test Information Distribution Engine for online administrations
Apr. 17  Deadline for submitting scores in the online Data Entry System

Spring 2015 Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities
The Spring 2015 Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities will be administered Feb. 23-April 17. The Test Information Distribution Engine system’s on-time order window will be open Dec. 1-12. The Test Information Distribution Engine system Pre-ID window will open Oct. 27 and districts must Pre-ID their students by Jan. 23 in order to be assigned second raters in advance of testing. Further information about the spring 2015 Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities will be disseminated in future newsletters. For general questions about the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities, contact Andrew Hinkle, Office for Exceptional Children at 614.644.7304 or andrew.hinkle@education.ohio.gov or Amy Parker, Office of Curriculum and Assessment at 614.387.0948 or amy.parker@education.ohio.gov.

Alternate Assessment Rules Book
The Ohio Department of Education has released the Alternate Assessment 2014 Rules Book. Please direct any questions on the Rules Book to Paula Mahaley by email to paula.mahaley@education.ohio.gov. For school year 2014-15 only, the Rules Book will be posted again mid-year to allow for information about the new state tests to be included. View Rules Book...

Video Tutorials for Online Reporting System Now Available from Office of Exceptional Children

The Office for Exceptional Children has produced two tutorials to assist with understanding and making use of the Online Reporting System (ORS). Both tutorials include closed captioning.

Online Reporting System Tutorial 1: Introduction

Online Reporting System Tutorial 2: Tracking Testing Progress

 



Parent Resources

Alternate Assessments: Based on Modified Academic Achievement Standards
A parent guide created by the National Center on Educational Outcomes in collaboration with the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Association of State Directors of Special Education that provides families with infomation on alternate assessment is available online.
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Learning Opportunities for Your Child Through Alternate Assessments
An online resource created by the US Department of Education provides families with information on alternate assessment, NCLB, and IDEA.
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