- 2009-10 NYSAA Administration Manual and Supplemental Materials
- NYSAA Test Blue Prints (130 Kb)
- Important NYSAA Information
These pages provide information on the background, eligibility and participation criteria, and how the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) aligns to the New York State Core Curriculum.
- Age Ranges for Students with Disabilities Participating in the 2009-10 NYSAA (60 Kb)
- 2009-10 NYSAA Administration Dates: October 5, 2009 - February 12, 2010 (65 Kb)
- Not Tested Form 2009-10 (16 Kb)
- 2009-10 NYSAA Scoring Period: March 15, 2010 to May 6, 2010
- Mandatory Collegial Review: 2009-10
- Teacher Tools and Tips For NYSAA Administration
- Administrator Information for NYSAA
- 2008 Translated versions of the Parent/Family/Guardian Survey and Informed Consent Forms (Student and Peer)
- 2008-09 NYSAA "Not Tested" Form (16 Kb)
- 2008-09 NYSAA Scoring Period: March 16, 2009 to May 8, 2009
- 2008-09 New York State Alternate Assessment Administration Manual and Supplemental Materials
- Age Criteria for 2008-09 NYSAA (57 Kb)
- 2007-08 NYSAA Chart for Determining Student Performance Levels (41 Kb)
- 2008-09 NYSAA Administration Dates: October 6, 2008 - February 13, 2009 (107 Kb)
- Mandatory Collegial Review: 2007-08
- Notable Notes Pages for 2007-08 Administration Manual (81.8 Kb) - lists key pages teachers may want to flag for ongoing reference during the administration period.
- Notable Notes Pages for 2007-08 Frameworks – Appendix G (, 935 Kb) - lists important information teachers may want to flag for ongoing reference during the administration period.
- 2007-08 New York State Alternate Assessment Administration Manual and Supplemental Materials
- 2006-07 NYSAA Chart for Determining Students Performance Levels (40.3 Kb)
- 2007-08 NYSAA Administration Dates: October 1, 2007 - February 8, 2008 (108 Kb)
- Age Criteria for 2007- 08 NYSAA (50.9 Kb)
- The New York State Alternate Assessment for Students with Severe Disabilities Brochure
- 2/23/2007 ALERT: All NYSAA datafolios must be turned in to building administrators by close of business on March 9, 2007. Please note that for electronic datafolios, the Profile website will be taken off line at this time and will no longer be available. Be sure to print all needed materials before this deadline.
- 1/2007: ProFile™ System Now Available - ProFile™ is a secure, web-based program designed to help all New York State Lead Special Education Teachers (LSETs) manage datafolios for each of their students participating in NYSAA 2006-07. The ProFileTM website is now available to help teachers manage and prepare datafolios for 2006-07. For more information, please visit http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/nysaa/archive/profile.html
- 11/9/06: 2006-07 New York State Alternate Assessment Administration Manual - The Administration Manual offers an in-depth discussion of the requirements for the 2006-07 NYSAA. The Manual includes the forms that are required for this year as well as resources to assist teachers in administering the 2006-07 NYSAA. For the Manual, please see
(Please note: All files will be posted in HTML as available)
- Table of Contents/Administration Procedures (320 Kb)
- Appendix A - Glossary (114 Kb)
- Appendix B - Forms (636 Kb)
- Appendix C - Quick Reference Sheet (217 Kb)
- Appendix D - Checklist (152 Kb)
- Appendix E - Resources (106 Kb)
- Appendix F - Frameworks (complete) (1.5 Mb)
- English Language Arts (522 Kb)
- Mathematics (795 Kb)
- Science (336 Kb)
- Social Studies (298 Kb)
- 2006-07 NYSAA Administration Dates: January 2, 2007 - March 9, 2007
- 10/3/2006: 2006-07 Quick Reference Sheet
- 10/3/2006: 2006-07 NYSAA Test Blueprints
Alternate Grade Level Indicators will be used in 2006-07 to assess student performance on required components of the Core Curricula for English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies, as charted on the Blueprints. It is recommended that instructional programs in fall 2006 address these areas of learning for NYSAA-eligible students. Curriculum content, materials and texts may be simplified to less complex forms, but less complex forms must be age appropriate and remain aligned to the same main ideas being addressed by the students’ same-aged peers at that grade level.
- 8/31/2006: Age Criteria for New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) have been revised. The age criteria for administration of the NYSAA have been revised. All students in the age ranges indicated in the revised chart who are eligible to take NYSAA must be tested in 2006-07. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/nysaa/archive/ages0607.htm
- 2006-07 NYSAA Scoring Dates: April 9, 2007 - May 11, 2007
- 8/31/2006: Revised Guidelines for Participation of Students with Disabilities in State Assessments for 2006-07 - New York State has been notified by the USDOE that the guidelines in the November 2005 memorandum entitled Interim Supplemental Guidelines for Participation of Students with Disabilities in State Assessments are not consistent with the requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Therefore, to ensure that all students with disabilities are included in the State assessment program and are counted for Title I participation and performance in accordance with federal requirements, school districts must test students with disabilities as directed in this memo, beginning with the 2006-07 school year. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/nysaa/archive/ungraded.html
- 8/23/06: Important Changes in NYSAA Administration for 2006-07 - A new field memo is being issued, describing Important Changes Regarding Administration of the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) for 2006-07. To implement federal requirements regarding alternate assessment of students with severe cognitive disabilities, schools must modify their administration of NYSAA for 2006-07 as described in the field memo.