2018 Ohio’s Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD) Public Comment
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires states to ensure that the total number of students assessed in each subject, using the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD), does not exceed 1 percent of the total number of all students in the state who took Ohio’s State Tests. States that anticipate that they will exceed 1 percent in alternate assessment participation must submit a waiver request to the U.S. Department of Education 90 days before the beginning of the alternate assessment testing window. Ohio’s alternate assessment participation rate is approximately 1.9 percent. Ohio will be submitting a waiver extension request to the U.S. Department of Education by November 19, 2018. The waiver extension draft is open for public comment from October 1, 2018 to October 29, 2018.