Office of State Assessment

Archive: 2017 New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA)

English Language Arts and Mathematics

Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, ELA and mathematics will be assessed using Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) computer-based assessments. DLM is a computer-delivered adaptive assessment measuring a student’s achievement of the ELA and Mathematics Common Core Learning Standards at a reduced level of depth, breadth, and complexity. This computerized assessment provides the opportunity to customize the assessment to the individual abilities and needs of the student. It is designed to measure a wide range of proficiencies of students, is quicker and easier to administer and score, and provides useful information to teachers to inform future instruction for the student.

Science and Social Studies

The Science and Social Studies NYSAA will continue to be submitted in the current hard-copy or datafolio-style format, with Measured Progress as the current contractor. The key characteristics of the Science and Social Studies NYSAA are the same as in previous years.

2016-2017 Administration

NYSAA ELA and Mathematics (DLM)

NYSAA Science and Social Studies (Measured Progress)

Last Updated: July 10, 2017