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AASCD Overview Zoom Webinar/Video

AASCD Overview Zoom Webinar/Video

Ohio’s Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD) is aligned to Ohio’s Learning Standards–Extended (OLS-E) and designed to allow students with significant cognitive disabilities to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in an appropriately rigorous assessment. The AASCD will be administered by grade level. Students in grades 3, 4, 6, and 7 will be assessed in English language arts and mathematics. Students in grades 5 and 8 will be assessed in English language arts, mathematics, and science. Students taking the HS-AASCD will be assessed in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
To guide and support individualized education program (IEP) teams in determining whether a student is most appropriately assessed with an alternate assessment, the Ohio Department of Education, in consultation with parents, teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders, has developed a new Alternate Assessment Participation Decision-Making Tool
This narrated Powerpoint presentation is provided to give teams an overview of the new Alternate Assessment Participation Decision-Making Tool and emphasizes the importance of the IEP team’s review of the data in making the decision regarding whether or not a student would participate in the Alternate Assessment.


2021 PBIS Recognition Awards

State Support Team Region 3 would like to congratulate the 34 schools awarded bronze, silver, or gold level recognition, and the two districts awarded district-level recognition for their work in implementing PBIS. The school and district awards will be presented virtually at the OLAC/PBIS Showcase on December 9, 2021. The full list can be viewed here. 

Back to School 2021-2022

Updates: Restraints and Seclusion Rule Revision

June 24, 2021, the rule for the Standards for the Implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) and Use of Restraint and Seclusion was revised. Revisions to the rule include updates about the use of restraint and seclusion, new professional development and training requirements, and a formal complaint process for parents. Additional information and resources can be found on the Department’s PBIS webpage and restraint and seclusion webpage.

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