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ODE: 2020-2021 Alternate Assessment Online Practice Test Updates
 

Alternate Assessments

2020-2021 Alternate Assessment Online Practice Test Updates

The AASCD online practice tests have been updated going into the 2020-2021 school year.

These updates include:

  • Number of questions per test has been increased to 20
  • No longer required to enter a password to exit full screen mode
  • Each practice test is comprised of two segments to mirror the AASCD administration
    • Segment one - contains 4 items to account for the early stopping rule
    • Segment two – contains the remaining 16 items
  • Item-level scoring available for each question
  • Score summary available at the end of each practice test

Users can access the Student Practice Site from the AASCD test portal via a supported web browser, or by selecting “Take a Practice Test” from the bottom left of the Secure Browser or Secure Test App. The Practice Test Site allows users to experience the sign-in process, navigate the online testing system, use the available tools and features and become familiar with online testing. Administrators can access the TA Practice Site on the AASCD test portal to experience starting a session, approving students to test and to become familiar with online testing.

The 2020-2021 AASCD Practice Site Guidance Document provides information on using the online practice site. This document, as well as the AASCD Practice Test Scoring Guides is available on the AASCD test portal under Student Practice Resources. These scoring guides provide the extended standard, item target level, access limitations, answer key, reporting category and notes on scoring information for each item on the AASCD online practice tests.


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